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01-06-2015, 12:27 AM
What dimensions do people make their bindings when there is no top purfling. I am considering around 1/16" x 1/4"
Mike McNerney

Gary Gill
01-06-2015, 04:42 AM
I use a .070 x .1875 rabet. I make my hardwood binding about .010 larger.

01-10-2015, 05:19 PM
thanks Gary, that's what I'm gonna do

01-10-2015, 05:27 PM
thanks Gary, that's what I'm gonna do
Guess you agreed with wudwurker that 1/4" is too big. . .

01-10-2015, 05:51 PM
Ukulele builders in a guitar building supply world... I think the quarter inch (0.250) stuff is probably perfect for a dreadnaught but way too big for an uke. 3/16th ( approx. 0.190) is better as Gary said. However maybe top depth of 0.060 is easier than the 0.070 since you can get a router bit with a stop on it in that size and maybe better proportioned too...? Mostly just a question of taste? Probably just trivial after all.