Thanks for the information and the pictures! This is the kind of advice I needed. I find both types very useful, but given that I only have access to my workbench on the one hand, I believe that the second type can be more useful for me because I can use it with different angles. Thank you!Matthew Masail wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 5:04 pmI use two vises. One I made myself it has a low profile and swiveling front jaw, you can make something quite simpler or use a commercial vise but with the commercial one you'll need to mount it near the bench end to get it's surface low enough. Having access on both sides of the bench is a big plus IMG_20190509_010809.jpg
The other vise is a commercial guitar makers vise, it's super strong and great to hold the guitar by the neck at various angles for chiseling binding channels and such
... and binding is one of the jobs that most embellish the instrument!Dave M wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 8:34 pmWell Mathew and Pat have beaten me to it but The cradle that Pat shows is what I use when cutting the binding channels and I find it particularly useful when glueing in the bindings. It can be clamped to the bench and allows considerable force to be applied to the tape securing the bindings that I find I need for my sharp cutaways.
Other than that one learns a number of cradling techniques to support this really quite difficult shape. Scraping the bindings down is always fun!
Thank you for the info. Nice aid for holding the guitar. Do you think would work without the two screws that correspond with the bottom and the neck? My goal is holding the guitar also after the graft is glued, and I use the type Spanish neck joint.