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Old 05-16-2017, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TomB'sox View Post
I never asked Steve why they do the purfling this way, ie. using the teflon spacer. I have seen a number of builds where the entire purfling is installed in one step ie. the wood core is there instead of the teflon. I am sure it is just preference with the way you are used to doing something or whether the wood core is one piece or in my last build, mulitple smaller pieces, but I post this wondering if there may be more to it?
It's probably a matter of comfort level. This is the most comfortable way for us to do this step. It is not the only way, but it is a fairly standard way to install abalone purfling. The Lignum Vitae will be installed the same way, cutting the 1/16" strips into 3/4" long pieces, not unlike abalone strips. The Teflon insures a uniform channel which--once established--lets us worry about the fit of each little piece of purfling. I hope that makes sense.


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