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 Post subject: Ukulele binding jig?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:45 pm 
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I was thinking of picking up one of LMIs Binding Machines and the binding machine carrier. I called and they said the binding machine carrier will not scale down to fit a Ukulele. Does anyone of a binding jig made for a Ukulele?

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I only use the StewMac binding router bits with bearings in my Makita laminate trimmer. No jigs, holders etc. Over 300 ukes now and can't imagine needing anything more complicated.

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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I'm not sure how the LMI works, but I have a Blues Creek jig and carriage. It allows me to flip the foam piece around and it works great for ukulele. You can't go wrong with Blues Creek!Image

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Steve-atl wrote:
I was thinking of picking up one of LMIs Binding Machines and the binding machine carrier. I called and they said the binding machine carrier will not scale down to fit a Ukulele. Does anyone of a binding jig made for a Ukulele?

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I use LMIs jig and made my own cradle for ukuleles and it works fine for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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I got one of these $35 binding jigs from Ken Cierpowski (no longer in business I think). I have used it with success on 7 guitars, but on the only uke I built I was able to clamp it in the vice and pass the body over it. Very simple, quick, effective, and almost foolproof.


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You need a closely sized cradle for any of the tower binding systems or the cradle will bump into the tower. I drilled some ukulele holes in my cradle and installed brass inserts; a very easy modification. but I use a Fleischmann binding system that reaches over the cradle.

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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johnparchem wrote:
You need a closely sized cradle for any of the tower binding systems or the cradle will bump into the tower. I drilled some ukulele holes in my cradle and installed brass inserts; a very easy modification. but I use a Fleischmann binding system that reaches over the cradle.
I hadn't thought about that, but yes I use a Fleischman style also.

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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I love this forum!!!

I have used a router with binding router bits and bearings to cut slots on a guitar and it worked fine, but the Ukulele has a slight curve to the back. I am afraid the binding slot will not be cut straight. Am I over thinking this?


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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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Ben-Had wrote:
Steve-atl wrote:
I was thinking of picking up one of LMIs Binding Machines and the binding machine carrier. I called and they said the binding machine carrier will not scale down to fit a Ukulele. Does anyone of a binding jig made for a Ukulele?

Thanks

I use LMIs jig and made my own cradle for ukuleles and it works fine for me.



I think I posted this on the wrong response and now I can't see how to delete it

That looks sweet

Are those blocks of wood with rubber around them? Where did you get the rubber


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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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Made my own, too easy. Both the jig and the cradle.
See post #13. It’s since been updated with a DeWalt DW611 and a Zero-bar style bearing foot (made that too).
https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/sh ... -box/page2

Note, the cradle is set for one size, but it can easily be made adjustable. Most guys I know that use a binding jig for ukulele have an LMI or SMD. Haven’t seen anyone around me with a parallelogram.


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Steve-atl wrote:
Ben-Had wrote:
Steve-atl wrote:
I was thinking of picking up one of LMIs Binding Machines and the binding machine carrier. I called and they said the binding machine carrier will not scale down to fit a Ukulele. Does anyone of a binding jig made for a Ukulele?

Thanks

I use LMIs jig and made my own cradle for ukuleles and it works fine for me.



I think I posted this on the wrong response and now I can't see how to delete it

That looks sweet

Are those blocks of wood with rubber around them? Where did you get the rubber
Assuming you were responding to my pic, that's what came from Blue's Creek. They are just plywood squares with like some weather stripping around the edges. Works great!

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele binding jig?
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Ruby50 wrote:
I got one of these $35 binding jigs from Ken Cierpowski (no longer in business I think)


Yes, he is definitely no longer in business. Sadly, he won't be posting anymore here either and is greatly missed.

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