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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Feb 16, 2017.
and the soundhole braces
I cut and chiseled out some spaces in the back reinforcement for the back braces. Then I glued two of them down. I'll do the other 2 in about half an hour.
The StewMac Hot Rod was delivered. Hot Rod drops in. The truss rod nut access hole was then drilled into the neck block. They said make it 1/4"...I decided to go 9/32".
Thanks for watching!
Is the back going to have an arch?
Yes the back brace billet was arched by the cnc earlier. I ripped them into braces. The pic is in post 41.
A quarter sawn walnut pyramid bridge making day.... After the cnc-ing, I cut it down to thickness on the bandsaw and used the ROSS to sand off the excess. A quick mockup in position on the top.
It was too nice a late winter day not to taper some braces....
Looks great Marty. Are the top braces going to stay that tall? They look pretty beefy to me, but I'm no expert on acoustics.
Thanks. The tallest one is 3/4" in front of the bridge... I'm tapering them out with a small plane. I need to get a chisel sharpened too. I think the smaller size of the top makes the braces look bigger than they are. Here's a link to one guy's bracing process.
In case you looked at the link and did not take note , you will see that the bridge plate is not quartersawn . This is intentional and desired because it tends to assist in not allowing cracks to develop . Also take note to the accurate fitment of the bracing , the shaping of the bracing through scalloping , tapering and smoothing . The scalloping reduces mass , the tapering and smoothing reduce stresses in the bracing . You see no hard edges or angles . Some will use 2 tone bars on the lower bout and some will use only 1 . Some believe that when using 2 tone bars that they should not be parallel to each other but not very much off parallel either . Even straight bracing is smoothed to reduce stress in the bracing . Yes , this is the same theory used in automotive engine components of polishing to reduce stress points on , for example , connecting rods . That is a very nice looking underside of an acoustic top .
Bridge plate in.
I shaped the neck block and then glued it onto the top using some floss on the centerlines to line it up.
Very unorthodox .
Your dentist would be so proud!
Not if you are building classical guitars, just consider this a bolt on foot ;-).
Got the temporary crown in a couple days ago....
I wasn't referring to anything that has to do with bolts , only glue .
A new to me but gently used Winter Beater....not a hemi