|Mount our Precision Router Base upside down|
to make a micro-tablesaw to cut custom bindings
|Mount a Dremel tool in our Precision Router Base, which is screwed to a board, bottom-side-up. This is held firmly in a vise, and two spring clamps hold a simple wooden fence on it. I used a little Dremel rotary saw blade to do the cutting.|
Dan Erlewine brought me this maple board that he'd bent to match a “Flying-V” guitar shape (that was in a previous Trade Secret). The curved edges of these bent maple pieces are feeding neatly into the saw, producing a perfect cut around all the bends.
|Uniform strips of binding, all bent to the same shape|
I easily got 4 pieces from this one board, and they’re all bent to exactly the same curve!
If you’ve never used a bending iron, stay tuned! We’ll cover bending in an upcoming issue of Trade Secrets.