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Date: Feb 15, 2010
Note: These Plans Are
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1" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyelets On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
Provide Friction-Fit Grommet Style
Rubber Feet For Jig. (6) Required
Workboard Base: 75mm
or 100mm Thick Cabinet
Grade Plywood
Stacked Layers of 75 or 100mm
Cabinet Grade Plywood.Cut Out
With Band Saw. Sand Smooth
Screw Jack Press With Minimum 8" Travel.
Secure To 1" Plywood At Top Of Bender
Tension Springs. (2) Required. 1" x 6"
1/4" x 1" Aluminum Bar With Hooked
Ends To Receive Tension Springs
Slot In Side Of Bender. 3/8" Wide.
Typical For Both Sides For Aluminum Bar
Travel
Cut Out Plywood Base To Receive Bender Sides.
Attach Sides To Base With (6) Stainless Steel
Screws On Each Side.
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood Closures Attach
Through Sides Of Jig With (3) Stainless Steel
Screws
2" x 2" Wood Block. Atach Wood Screw
Press To Top. Shape Bottom Of Block
To Match Guitar Waist Profile.
Note: This Diagram Indicates A Dreadnought Style
Guitar Form In The Bender. You Will Need To
Assemble A Form For Each Guitar Shape You Make
Screw Eye For Top Tension Spring.
Attach Other End Of Spring To 1" x 1/4"
Aluminum Bar
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood Top. Secure
Screw Press To Top
Grand Auditorium
Cam Detail
1" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyelets On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
3/4" Plywood Ends. Screw Into 1"x2"
End Block. Typical On Both Sides
1" Cabinet Grade Plywood At Bender Base
Note: 3/4" Thick Plywood Can Be
Substituted
Stainless Steel Eyelet For Tension
Spring Attachment
Insertable Guitar Mold. Make From (2)
Pieces of 3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood
1/2" Diameter Steel Spreaders.(10)
Required For This Mold
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood Top
Screw Jack Press With Minimum 8" Travel.
Secure To 1" Plywood At Top Of Bender
3/4" Plywood Ends. Screw Into 1"x2"
End Block. Typical On Both Sides
Tension Springs. (2) Required. 3/4" x 4"
Dashed Lines Indicate Porcelain Recepticles
For Light Bulb Heaters. Use (1) 100w In
Center and (2) 150w On Either End. Make
Sure Recept. Are Rated For These Blubs
1" x 1/4" Aluminum Bar. Hook Each End As
Indicated. Place Spring Over Each End.
3/4" Thick Cabinet Grade Plywood Sides
Stainless Steel Eyelet For Tension
Spring Attachment
1" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyebolts On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
2" x 2" Wood Block. Atach Wood Screw
Press To Top. Shape Bottom Of Block
To Match Guitar Waist Profile.
3/4" Plywood Ends. Screw Into 1"x2"
End Block. Typical On Both Sides
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood Top. Secure
Screw Press To Top
Classical
Dreadnought
OOO Grand
Concert
Right Side Left Side
Jig Top
End Piece End Piece
Jig Base
Dreadnought
Grand Auditorium
OOO Grand
Concert
Classical
Truss Rod Adjuster For Acoustic
Guitars
Line Of Finished Neck
Rosewood Or Ebony
Fretboard
Reverse Grain So The 2
Halves Oppose Each Other
Added Hardwood Reinf. Strip
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Allowance For Headstock
Overlay Veneer
Once This Cut Is Made. Smooth Each
Surface With A Planer Or Drumb
Sander Or Accurately Hand Sand To
Prepare For Gluing
Flip The Headpiece Over To
Glue It On The Neck
Nut Location
Neck Need To Be This Thick
Before Gluing.
Fingerboard
Nut Location
Allowance For Headstock
Overlay Veneer
Use Exotic Wood For Handle
Material
Brass Rivits (2)
Laminate Wood And Metal Blade
With Epoxy and Brass Rivits
Neck Scarf Joint Gluing Jig
Chamfer All Edges Slightly
Round Nose Of Blade And
Sharpen On A Belt Sander
2" x 2" x 3/4" Retainer
Block
3/4" Thick Clamping Caul
1/4" Clamping Caul
Place Large Clamp Here Place Large Clamp Here
Place Large Clamp Here
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Place Large Clamp Here
2" x 2" x 3/4" Retainer
Block
3/4" Plywood Ends. Screw Into 1"x2"
End Block. Typical On Both Sides
Dashed Lines Indicate Classical Guitar
Mold Shape
Dashed Lines Indicate Porcelain
Recepticles For Light Bulb Heaters.
Use (1) 100w In Center and (2) 150w
On Either End. Make Sure Recept. Are
Rated For These Blubs
Screw Jack With Minimum 8" Travel. Secure To
3/4" Plywood At Top Of Bender
Secure Top Plywood To Sides With (2)
Stainless Steel Screws On Each Side.
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Dashed Lines Indicate Cam In
"Open" Position. There Is A 1-1/4"
Total Cam Action To Clamp The Top
Cam Clamp Jig Section
Plastic Knobs Available Through
Hardware Suppliers. Place Flat
Washer Between Knob And Cam
And Between Cam And Top Of
Base Of Jig.
Through Bolt Cams And Base.
Provide Flat Washer At Bolt Head
At Bottom Side Of Base And
Countersink Bolt Into Base. Typ.
For Three Locations.
Note: Exact Location And Travel
Can Vary According To Personal
Preferrences And Work Style Of
The Luthier.
Center Hold-Down Clamp. Use 25mm Thick
x 50mm Wide Hardwood. Use Bolt/Washer
Knob Combination Similar To Cam Clamps
Plastic Knobs Available Through
Hardware Suppliers. Place Flat
Washer Between Knob And Fence
And Between Fence And Top Of
Base Of Jig.
Note: Exact Location And Travel
Can Vary According To Personal
Preferrences And Work Style Of
The Luthier.
Provide Friction-Fit Grommet Style
Rubber Feet For Jig. (4) Required
25mm Cabinet Grade Plywood. Use
For Base And Top Of Go Jig. This Size
Base Will Allow Gluing Of Standard
Sized Grand Auditorium Guitars
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Dashed Lines Indicate Outline Of
Classical Guitar And Grand
Auditorium. Examp: The Smallesf To
The Largest Body Shapes. This Jig
Accomodates All Sizes.
25mm x 75mm
Adjustable Fence
Center Hold-Down Clamp. Use 25mm Thick
x 50mm Wide Hardwood. Use Bolt/Washer
Knob Combination Similar To Cam Clamps
Cut 9mm Wide Slots For Fence
Movement. These Slots Should Accept
Classical To Grand Auditorium Sizes
Note: Exact Location And Travel
Can Vary According To Personal
Preferrences And Work Style Of
The Luthier.
Total Fence Movement
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Through Bolt Cams And Base.
Provide Flat Washer At Bolt Head
At Bottom Side Of Base And
Countersink Bolt Into Base. Typ.
For Three Locations.
75mm x 75mm Hardwood Corner Posts. Cut
Out Top And Bottom To Receive 25mm Cabinet
Grade Plywood. Glue To Plywood At Edges And
To Edge Of Plywood. Secure With Countersunk
Stainless Steel Screws.
Shaded Area Indicates Portion Of Corner Post
That Extends To Top And Bottom Of Plywood
Base And Top Of Jig. Typical At All (4) Corner
Posts.
Plastic Knobs Available Through
Hardware Suppliers. Place Flat
Washer Between Knob And Cam
And Between Cam And Top Of
Base Of Jig.
Plastic Knobs Available Through
Hardware Suppliers. Place Flat
Washer Between Knob And Cam
And Between Cam And Top Of
Base Of Jig.
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Cam Clamp Jig Plan
Dashed Lines Indicate Cam In
"Open" Position. There Is A 1-1/4"
Total Cam Action To Clamp The Top
75mm x 75mm Hardwood Corner Posts. Cut
Out Top And Bottom To Receive 25mm Cabinet
Grade Plywood. Glue To Plywood At Edges And
To Edge Of Plywood. Secure With Countersunk
Stainless Steel Screws.
Shaded Area Indicates Portion Of Corner Post
That Extends To Top And Bottom Of Plywood
Base And Top Of Jig. Typical At All (4) Corner
Posts.
Base Of Jig Shall Be 3/4" Cabinet
Grade Plywood.
Go Board Clamping Jig Elevation
Go Board Clamping Jig Plan
Dashed Lines Indiate Area Shall Be
Coped Out To Receive Base And Top
Plywood Plates. Glue Plates To Corner
Posts And Screw With Stainless Steel
Screws.
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75mm x 75mm Hardwood Corner Posts. Cut
Out Top And Bottom To Receive 25mm Cabinet
Grade Plywood. Glue To Plywood At Edges And
To Edge Of Plywood. Secure With Countersunk
Stainless Steel Screws.
25mm Cabinet Grade Plywood. Use
For Base And Top Of Go Jig. This Size
Base Will Allow Gluing Of Standard
Sized Grand Auditorium Guitars
3/4" 2" 20" 2" 3/4" 3/4" 2" 20" 2" 3/4"
24"
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Side Bending Jig Side View
Scale: 6" = 1'-0" (50% Scale)
Side Bending Jig Top View
Scale: 6" = 1'-0" (50% Scale)
Side Bending Jig End View
Scale: 6" = 1'-0" (50% Scale)
Pivot Point: Use A 3/16" Spring
Steel Split Pin
Pivot Point: Use A 3/16" Spring
Steel Split Pin
Dashed Lines Indicate Cam
Level In Fully Closed
Or "Fully-Clamped" Position
Place Sheet Cork On The Top and
Bottom Jaws.
Cut This Slot With a Band Saw Or
A Japanese Pull Saw
Put A 1mm Chamfer Around All Exposed
Edges Of Clamps
Note: Do Not Cut Jaws Apart Until
You Have Drilled The Channel For
The Steel Bar Through Both Jaws
At One Time
Pivot Point: Use A 3/16" Spring
Steel Split Pin
Cam Lever Detail
Dashed Lines Indicate Cam
Level In Fully Closed
Or "Fully-Clamped" Position
Shaded Area Indicates Cut Of A 10" Table Saw
Blade. To Cut Wedge A Piece Of Wood In The Cut
Jaw Opening To Prevent Cutting The Upper Jaw.
Note: Do Not Cut Jaws Apart Until
You Have Drilled The Channel For
The Steel Bar Through Both Jaws
At One Time
Place Sheet Cork On The Top and
Bottom Jaws.
Cut This Slot With a Band Saw Or
A Japanese Pull Saw
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Place
Directly Tangent To Steel Bar
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
Put A 1mm Chamfer Around All Exposed
Edges Of Clamps
Pivot Point: Use A 3/16"
Spring
Steel Split Pin
Shaded Area Indicates Cut Of A 10" Table Saw
Blade. To Cut Wedge A Piece Of Wood In The Cut
Jaw Opening To Prevent Cutting The Upper Jaw.
Pivot Point: Use A 3/16" Spring
Steel Split Pin
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
Note: Do Not Cut Jaws Apart Until
You Have Drilled The Channel For
The Steel Bar Through Both Jaws
At One Time
Cam Lever Detail
3/32" Stop
Hole
1/4" 6 13/32" 3/4" 5/16" 7/32"
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3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Place
Directly Tangent To Steel Bar
Pivot Point: Use A 3/16" Spring
Steel Split Pin
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
Note: Do Not Cut Jaws Apart Until
You Have Drilled The Channel For
The Steel Bar Through Both Jaws
At One Time
Dashed Lines Indicate Cam
Level In Fully Closed
Or "Fully-Clamped" Position
Shaded Area Indicates Cut Of A 10" Table Saw
Blade. To Cut Wedge A Piece Of Wood In The Cut
Jaw Opening To Prevent Cutting The Upper Jaw.
Place Sheet Cork On The Top and
Bottom Jaws.
Cut This Slot With a Band Saw Or
A Japanese Pull Saw
Put A 1mm Chamfer Around All Exposed
Edges Of Clamps
Shaded Area Indicates Cut Of A 10" Table Saw
Blade. To Cut Wedge A Piece Of Wood In The Cut
Jaw Opening To Prevent Cutting The Upper Jaw.
6" Wood Cam Clamp Side
6" Wood Cam Clamp Top
Cam Lever Detail
Shaded Area Indicates Cut Of A 10" Table Saw
Blade. To Cut Wedge A Piece Of Wood In The Cut
Jaw Opening To Prevent Cutting The Upper Jaw.
Note: Do Not Cut Jaws Apart Until
You Have Drilled The Channel For
The Steel Bar Through Both Jaws
At One Time
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Place
Directly Tangent To Steel Bar
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
Shaded Area Indicates Cut Of A 10" Table Saw
Blade. To Cut Wedge A Piece Of Wood In The Cut
Jaw Opening To Prevent Cutting The Upper Jaw.
3/16" Spring Steel Split Pins. Drill
Through Wood And Steel Bar. Then
Anchor Bar in Place.
Note: Do Not Cut Jaws Apart Until
You Have Drilled The Channel For
The Steel Bar Through Both Jaws
At One Time
3/32" Stop
Hole
10" Wood Cam Clamp Side
10" Wood Cam Clamp Top
8" Wood Cam Clamp Side
8" Wood Cam Clamp Top
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This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%) This Drawing is Drawn Full Scall (100%)
(2) 1/4" Eye Bolts With 1/4" Plastic Knobs
To Allow Quick and Tight Clamping
Action
End Block In Starting Position
1" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required.
Make From Hardwood. Place (2)
Eyelets On Either Side Of Block
For Spring Attachment
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Guitar Mold. Make From (2) Pieces of
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood
1/2" Diameter Steel Spreaders.(10)
Required For This Mold. Epoxy Into
Place and Place Tangent To Mold Form
Optional If You Don't Use A Vice
Make These Feet From 3/4" Cabinet
Grade Plywood.
3/4" Plywood Ends. Screw Into 2"x2"
End Block. Typical On Both Sides
2" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyelets On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
Optional If You Don't Use A Vice
Make These Feet From 3/4" Cabinet
Grade Plywood.
2" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyelets On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
Shaped Waist Restraint.
Contour To Match Guitar Form
At Waist
1/2" Steel Bar. Extend Thru Both
Sides Of Form. Hook Eye Bolts
Over Bar. Epoxy Bar Into Place.
Guitar Mold. Make From (2) Pieces of
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood
1/2" Diameter Steel Spreaders.(10)
Required For This Mold. Epoxy Into
Place and Place Tangent To Mold Form
Optional If You Don't Use A Vice
Make These Feet From 3/4" Cabinet
Grade Plywood.
Brace Probe
The Interior Block Can Be Any Size You Like. I
Made Mine About 5/8" x 5/8" x 1/2" Thick.
Use a Single Tuning Machine For This Jig. I like
the Old Vintage Open Gear Style Because It Has
Less It Smaller and Lighter.
1/16" Dia. Hole For E String
Threading
Drill Holes For Tuning Machine Peg. Screw
Machine Head To Side of Jig.
Lay Opposite End Of Tuner Peg In 1/2
Hole. Tip: Make Both Legs Of Jig Same
Height, Drill Both Holes - Straight Through
and Cut Down The Second Leg As Shown
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Note That Dimensions Should Be Adjusted
Per The Tuning Machine That You Actually
Use. This Diagram Is A Guide Only.
Crack Alignment Jig
Width of Bandsaw
Cut
Basswood or Mahogany
Guitar Dovetail Or
Tongue
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Screwed to Neck Workboard. Can Be
Slotted If You Desire Adjustability
Cleats Prevent Lateral Movement Of
The Neck Blocks And You Only Need Be
Concerned With Cutting Your Neck
Blocks To Exact Length.
Note: All Heel Blocks and Neck Are The
Same Width Prior To Gluing
Dashed Lines Indicate
Shape Of Finished Heel
4" x 30" x 3/4" Thick Plywood
Clamping Fixture
Guitar Mold. Make From (2) Pieces of
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood
1/2" Diameter Steel Spreaders.(10)
Required For This Mold. Epoxy Into
Place and Place Tangent To Mold Form
Eyelet
Eyelet
1/4" Eye Bolts With 1/4" Plastic Knobs To
Allow Quick and Tight Clamping Action.
Spring
Note: Dashed Lines Indicate End
Blocks In Starting Position
1/4" Eye Bolts With 1/4" Plastic Knobs To
Allow Quick and Tight Clamping Action.
Note: If You Wish To Build In Some Overbend
Into Your Forms, Cut To The Dashed Lines. This
Will Give You Some Springback Room And You
Will Be Able To Remove Your Side Stock Earlier.
3/4" Plywood Ends. Screw Into 1"x2"
End Block. Typical On Both Sides
Note: If You Wish To Build In Some Overbend
Into Your Forms, Cut To The Dashed Lines. This
Will Give You Some Springback Room And You
Will Be Able To Remove Your Side Stock Earlier.
2" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyelets On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
1/2" Plywood
Shim
1/2" Plywood
Shim
Eyelet
Eyelet
1/2" Steel Bar. Extend Thru
Both Sides Of Form. Hook
Eye Bolts Over Bar. Epoxy
Bar Into Place.
Eyelet
2" x 2" End Blocks. (2) Required. Make
From Hardwood. Place (2) Eyelets On
Either Side Of Block For Spring
Attachment
Eyelet
Eyelet
Eyelet
Shaped Waist Restraint.
Contour To Match Guitar
Form At Waist
Eyelet
1/2" Plywood Shim
Eyelet
1/2" Plywood Shim
Bending Jig Side View Bending Jig End View
6" = 1'-0" 6" = 1'-0"
Position The Spring Eyelets
Close To The Widest Point Of
Each Bout - Distance Varies With
Guitar Body Shape
Side Bender
Waist Piece
Hardwood
(Top View)
Side Bender
End Block - End
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
End Block - End
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
End Block - End
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
End Block - End
1/2" Plywood
(End View)
Side Bender
Spring Shim
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
Spring Shim
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
Spring Shim
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
Spring Shim
1/2" Plywood
Side Bender
Foot 3/4" Plywood
Side Bender
Foot 3/4" Plywood
Side Bender
End Block
Hardwood
Side Bender
End Block
Hardwood
(End View)
(End View)
Bending Jig Top View
6" = 1'-0"
3/4" Cabinet Grade Plywood Mold
Drill 3/8" Deep to 1/2" Deep Hole
For Conduit.
1/2" EMT Conduit Spreader. Glue
Into Place With Epoxy Glue And
Clamp. Check For Absolute Squareness
During Clamping Operation
(2) 1/4" Eye Bolts With 1/4" Plastic Knobs
To Allow Quick and Tight Clamping
Action.
Alternate Spreader Detail
Note: If You Are Having Trouble Finding 1/2"
Bar Stock, Or If You Find It Too Expensive, You
Can Substitute Rigid Conduit. Just Purchase
1/2" Rigid Conduit, Cut With Hack Saw, Drill
The Appropriate Receiver Holes And Glue
Them In Place. Makes For An Nice Installation.
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3/8" x 6" Carriage Bolts
Place Sheet Cork Or Leather On Faces Of
Clamps For Guitar Protection
Insert Bolt Into Bottom Plywood And Use 2-
Part Epoxy Glue To Secrue Permanately To
Bottom Jaw
Plastic 4-Star Knobs With Flat Steel
Washers.
Radius Of Double Can Change a Bit
Depending On Guitar Being Clamped. This
Shape Is A Good Place To Start.
Make Double Clamp About 50mm or 2" Wide
Plastic 4-Star Knobs With Flat Steel
Washers.
Spool Clamps
Double Single
Take a Dremel Router With a Straight
Cut Bit And Cut A Channel In Each Half
Of The Tool. Make Slightly Deeper Than
Saddles And About the Same Depth As
Your Saddle Material
You Can Choose Whether To Have The
Saddle Friction Fit Or Use Contact
Cement And Cement It To the Tool
Use Wood Veneer Shims As Needed To
Both Hold Saddle Tight And In Position
Counter Sink Bolt Nuts Into This Half Of
The Tool. Epoxy The Nuts Into Position
By Spreading Glue On Nut And Bolt It
Into Position. Remove Bolt When Glue
Is Almost Hardened
Top Of Sanding Surface With
Sandpaper
Inside View
Mark Your Saddle With a Marking
Knife The Amount You Wish To Take
Off The Saddle. Hold Saddle In Place
With Thin Wood Veneers If Needed.
Clamp In Place And Use Light
Pressure To Sand Down To Sanding
Jig. I Recommend That Use Sand
Using Strokes At a 30 to 45 Degree
Angle To The Centerline Of The
Saddle. This Will Keep The Bottom Of
You Jig True.
Top Of Sanding Surface With
Sandpaper
End View
Note: If You Wish To Sand
The Bottom Of The Saddle
Unevenly, You Can Shim Up
One End Of The Saddle More
Than The Other End.
This Will Be The Amount
You Shave Off The
Saddle
3/4" Hardwood Scrap. Round All
Corners For Hand Comfort.
Drill (3) 5/16" Dia Holes For SS Hex
Head Bolts. Countersink Bolt Heads And
Nuts
Saddle Sanding Jig
Note: This Is For Saddle Height Adjustments
Only
Use Self-Adhesive
Sandpaper And
Adhere To This Surface
Sanding Block. Make
From 4/4 Hardwood.
Make Sure This is a 90
Degree Angle
This Surface Rides On
The Top Of the Wood
Edge Sanding Jig
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1/4" (6.3mm) Hardboard. Glue
And Screw To Wood Struts
1" (25mm) Wide Wood Struts.
Cut To Back Arch Contour On
Band Saw.
1/4" (6.3mm) Hardwood Bottom
Glue and Screw To Bottom Of
Wood Struts.
Guitar Back Plate. Adjust Strut
Arching To Match Back Arch On
Your Bracing Plan
1/4" (6.3mm) Hardboard. Glue
And Screw To Wood Struts
1" (25mm) Wide Wood Struts.
Cut To Back Arch Contour On
Band Saw.
1/4" (6.3mm) Hardwood Bottom
Glue and Screw To Bottom Of
Wood Struts.
Dashed Lines Indicate Coutour
Of a Dreadnought Sized Guitar
Adjust Width Of Arch Mold To
Your Guitar Size
1/4" 2 7/32"
1" 3 7/8" 1" 4 3/8" 1" 4 3/8" 1" 3 7/8" 1"
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Top View
1" 3 7/8" 1" 4 3/8" 1" 4 3/8" 1" 3 7/8" 1"
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1/4" (6.3mm) Hardboard. Glue
And Screw To Wood Struts
1" (25mm) Wide Wood Struts.
Cut To Back Arch Contour On
Band Saw.
1/4" (6.3mm) Hardwood Bottom
Glue and Screw To Bottom Of
Wood Struts.
Side View
3/4" Plywood or Solid Wood
Shaded Area: 1/8" Thick Peghead
Outline - Less 2mm For Binding
Dimension
Bend the Binding and Purfling on a
Hot Pipe Or Soldering Iron. And
Slowly Shape Around Peghead
Contour. When Close, Pin In Place
With Push-Pins and Let Cool.
Binding: 1/16" Thick Plus
Purfling: 1/28" or 1/32"
Headpiece Binding Jig