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    Yet another binding trimmer jig

    OK, I know this has probably been done by many others but I thought I'd have a go at making a Binding Trimmer jig. After much searching online and knowing my limited skills I came up with this one. In conjunction with a cradle to hold the guitar body I hope it works out. The testing I have done on scraps seems to work really well so far.

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    This is a replacement base for the Laminate trimmer. It allows the clearance needed. It's made from a Jarrah base and a Merbau 'ring' that I made on a drill press of all things.

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    This is the replacement base on the trimmer. The StewMac router bit fits in nicely.

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    And this is the trimmer attached to the jig.

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    This is the cradle for the guitar body. It is adjustable to allow for a range of guitar sizes and shapes.

    Yet another binding trimmer jig-1239032_396161013842803_1849739012_n.jpg


    A friend who is a repairer kindly donated a junker that he had received from a local high school. I think they were just wanting someone else to throw it out. Anyway, I actually had to re-glue the back and top to the sides just so I could do my testing.

    I did say it was a junker!


    The cradle works like a charm.
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    The results. Yes, the binding routing works exactly as hoped for.
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    Thanks MartinTaylor! I've added your Binding Trimmer Jig to our Woodworking category, as well as to your builder page: MartinTaylor's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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