Roughing in an LP body

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Re: Roughing in an LP body

Postby Steve Sawyer » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:50 pm

Freeman Keller wrote:Steve, if you are going to bind the top (I think you said so in another thread) remember that most commercial wood and plastic binding is 1/4 inch tall. If you make your top any thicker than that (including veneer) you will see the seam.


Yup. Taking that into account! Thanks for the warning though, as I'm prone to overlook such details! :)
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Re: Roughing in an LP body

Postby Peter Wilcox » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:29 am

I've bought lots of different 10mm plastic binding on Amazon, if you need it wider.
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Re: Roughing in an LP body

Postby Eric Baack » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:39 pm

Depending on how much chambering you do, you could just use a forstner bit and drill out a bunch of material before gluing the halves together. You would want to pay attention to depth of cut and could use a chisel to remove more material between drilled holes.
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Re: Roughing in an LP body

Postby Steve Sawyer » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:28 am

That's a good alternative, Eric. Might be able to try that on a future build.
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