# Tele335

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All flat.

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Checking how it mates up.

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Now it time to glue the top to the rims. Lets see ... what do I have around for that. Spool clamps, luthier clamps, a little of each...We'll see

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Who wants to have some fun with geometry? Raise your hand.

Post a picture of your drawing here.

Tools, wide and narrow compass, ruler, 24 X 20 sheet of paper, calculator to convert decimal inches to fractions.

Or

Computer drafting program.

a. Draw a center line about 24 inches long
b. Mark a point at the bottom and measure up 6 9/16 for the widest point of the lower bout. Draw a line perpendicular to the center line. On this line marka point 2 inches from the cl for an arc to be drawn. Draw the arc with a 6 1/16 r. Repeat on the other side of CL.
c. Measure up from the bottom 13 1/4 for the narrowest point of the mid bout. Draw a line perpendicular to the center line. On the perpendicular line mark a point 6 from the CL for the center of a 1 inch radius circle. Draw the circle. Repeat on other side.
d. Measure up from the bottom 16 7/8 for the widest point of the upper bout. On this point draw a perpendicular line. Mark a point 2 inches from centerline for a 3.78 inch r. circle, draw the circle. (Sorry for mixing measurement styles).
e. Measure up again on the center line 18 3/16 inches and make points on each side of the CL 1.1 inches to mark the neck end.
f. For the cutaway "nadir" measure up from the bottom 17 3/16 and over 2.11 for the center of a 1 inch r circle. Draw the circle
g. (text removed because it is a dead givaway) Measure up from the bottom 18 inches and over 4.25 inches for the center of a 1 inch r circle. Draw the circle.
h. Draw the large circle for the bottom by drawing a 10 1/4 r ark on a point measured 10 1/4 inch up from the bottom. edit ( this arc is where the tail block will sit).

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Once all of the circles are drawn you can draw in the rest of the body outline by connecting the tangents with a french curve or bent line.

So...what do we have here?

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With work like that, you'll be kept on!! Absolutely fantastic, mate!

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Just for fun I followed the directions in Rhino. It didn't work out for me with the numbers given. I did recognize what were the concentric circles. ( dead giveaway) I'd do it again, but now I have a headache.

OK...took an advil and tried it again.
I took a few artistic liberties when connecting tangent curves. I also added some lines where a neck might go based on the end of the neck lines.

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Can you show your circles please. Maybe I gave some bad directions. I got glue on my fingers and they are sticking to the kkkkeeeeysss.

Okay, cool, you have got the essentials. And I must say that makes a nice cutaway guitar. But this is a double cutaway.

Hint,
"who's the leader of the band"?

Something is wrong with the two 1 inch radii at the top. The concave one should be drawn from above.

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Okay, I get it...your circles are good but the way you drew the perimeter is not right.

You are almost there, just a few tweaks, trust me it will be worth it.

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From the topmost circle your perimeter line should go down under the lower 1 inch circle and following the circle back up to the neck line where it diverges and goes straight. And then repeat on the other side.

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Was he made for you and me? The leader of the band.....that is. Didn't know if it was a single cut ala tele or double ala 335 or my personal favorite a LP.

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You sir are right and perhaps your age has helped you get the clue.

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Bobby Annette Sissy....yeah... I got it right away although it was the leader of the club... the other guess was Dan Fogelberg. Is the waist and lower bout correct?

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Your lower bout is right, the top is going to be good once you draw the perimeter right and the waist will need a little tweaking.

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There are rim hardpoints for the strap button and jack input. They need a little work.

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Jack input needs a little inset to reach through the ribs for the nut. But still needs a little more support than just the ribs.

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I probably would have just drilled a flat bottom hole there if I had planned better.

You can see the top plate is on, this is out of sequence. I had already glued the plate on like this.

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And now the back plate.

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Removing the mold is a little like getting a tire off a rim. It might seem impossible but there is a little flex in the mold.

There is a generous overhang to be removed. I used a sanding drum and then a router. I could have just used the router with the flush trim bit, it worked fine.

Here it is all trimmed and now ready for a binding ledge.

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And the neck is patiently waiting with it's decal mock-up, weighing in at ...

Tribulato is my mother's maiden name and a tribute to my grandfather who was a shoemaker. I often think of him in his dusty shop with all the machines and supplies, working away. His spirit lives here in my shop.

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