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Fitting purfling to the top and back

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Posted by A|llan on February 13, 2001 at 09:49:44:

I am in the process of renovating a 1960's laminate 2Xbass. I have now stripped off all the old stain and body lacquer down to bare wood, and this has revealed a centre-jointed top layer of plain plywood. The previous double (black) line purfling effect was (in fact) part of the finish - it was a transfer effect which came off with the lacquer. I would now like to re-instate this purfling effect on both the top and back before re-finishing the body - either as a transfer or as solid black inlaid purfling. I think I would need a purfling double line cutter to do the latter, but is there any other way - rather than getting this specialist tool? Does the fact that I would be cutting through a single top laminate layer have an effect. Is it reasonably easy for a enthusiastic amateur to add purfling in this way? Any suggestions? thoughts? tips?

Allan Greenwood

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