Replacement for KMG binding jig
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:17 pm
After much 'noodling' I have come up with a derivation of the KMG jig that works well for me. It is designed to work with my form which I built following Benedetto's book with a few modifications:
- I made it wider to better support the jig.
I added 20 carriage bolts with 3/4 x 2" spools recessed around the perimeter. This was originally done to aid in gluing top and back to sides but is also key to supporting the sides in the form for trimming flush. I place an oversized guitar shaped piece onto the mold, secure it with the spools and flip the whole thing over. I can then use the varnished surface for the jig.
The form is coated with shellac, varnish, and wax to create a very smooth and slippery surface