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Old 01-19-2021, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RHayes View Post
Thanks Bruce, I'm in the process of stepping up from simple plastic binding in my own projects so facing a bit of a learning curve and this helps.
The process I described is fairly typical, I think, except the dimensions and materials are specific to my work. More commonly used as purfling would be veneer around .020 and just a maple strip followed by a black fiber strip. A simple trick of the trade is to virtually always put a black strip toward the outside as it looks super clean that way. Black fiber's advantage is that it holds things together when bending. And though no one has asked why titebond 2 is my choice, it is because it doesn't tend to delaminate when bending with heat and water.

Here is the third quarter of the binding being clamped to the Bluegrass Tool:

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