If this process sounds like it would work, then my questions are:
A. Of the ‘Binding Glue’… does your mixture consist of just Binding Chips and Acetone only? If not, what else?
B. If so, how much acetone did you add to the chips? (For example - For one palm-full [not handful] of binding chips, add 2,3,4(?) Tablespoons of Acetone)
C. In your binding repair/filling, Does the newly-added binding glue (after drying) look seamless from the surface-only and that along the internal lines it’s just glued to the existing binding… OR does the Binding Glue actually slightly melt-into (since using acetone) and combine with the existing binding? Reason I ask is that if I add this glue to each fret-end, would a line/crack be visible (even after sanding/polishing til smooth) or easily chipped at the joint of the existing fretboard binding and new fret-end binding Nib?
Other thoughts or suggestions are most welcome.
I thank you ahead for taking the time provide me your expertise on this…
Briefly, I am interested in constructing my own LP replica using a kit such as GFS, BulldogBodies, or other. It’ll be my first time doing anything like this. What I noticed is that the fret-ends in these kits do not include the binding nibs such as on my LP Std or as you have on your LP custom builds. But I would like to have the nibs, so here’s my thought process to achieve it without re-binding the entire fretboard (feel free to let me know if my method won’t work or how I can improve it to achieve it)…
1. Using a dremel cutting wheel/clipper/other (TBD?), Cut/shave each fret-end flush to where the existing binding meets the fretboard. (will need to ensure that each fret is still seeded firmly)
2. Clean the newly-cut fret-ends and immediately surrounding binding areas.
3. Apply drop (just slightly more than needed for a nib) of Binding/Acetone Glue to each fret-end and let it sit to cure/dry completely.
4. Sand down each fret-end to shape the correct Nib shape/size.
I messaged you at Harmony Central, but wasn't sure which was the best way to reach you, so I thought I'd try here too...
I’ve recently been reading various threads on building LPs (some good and some bad) and came across yours [good]... Per your post (http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luth...-needed-4.html, Post #114), I found your acetone/binding glue method very interesting and had a couple of questions about it and fret-end Nibs, if you didn’t mind...
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Sorry I went ballistic on everyone. i just got real tired of everyone beating you up over a freakin' TRC when most me included) couldn't make a toothpick. This was one of, if not the first, thread I subscribed to.
Thanks for the info mate, i didnt see your reply as you posted it on your home page So the fixed base porter model isnt an impediment? i was getting the impression that the plunge routers were needed for the adjustable height, but im so new to routing im having trouble getting my head around them!
That table is a darn good deal though, shame i dont have much room....