TrueChannel Binding Routing Jig

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Erick Coleman shows the TrueChannel jig in use, routing the binding channel on an acoustic guitar.

Video Transcription

[on-screen text reads: TrueChannel Binding Routing Jig]

The problem

Erick Coleman: Here's the problem. Where the guitar side meets the back of the instrument, it's not a square edge, it's at an angle. If you're routing for binding, your router's going to be tipped and your channel won't be square.

The solution

The answer is keeping your guitar side square to your router bit, no matter what the radius of the back is. That's what this TrueChannel Jig is for. It rides along the top edge of the instrument, keeping the router bit square to the sides as you move along.

There you have it. In just a few minutes, you have a perfectly squared binding channel cut and ready for binding. Keep in mind that the TrueChannel isn't just for acoustic guitars, it works on all sorts of instruments. Carved top, flat top, just about anything that has binding.



Erick Coleman

StewMac Senior Technical Advisor

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