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Don't get me wrong, I'm having a really good time with the project, but even with my fairly extensive woodworking experience, I find myself hesitating and triple-thinking each step of the way. Building a musical instrument is a whole lot different and, to me, more intimidating, than a piece of furniture, and a lot more difficult to correct a mistake.
Thanks Diane for the photos. Although I don't really understand the purpose of, or need for a tailblock reinforcing strip, it appears that it is to be glued to the inside surface of the tailblock, in line with the back center strips. The grain does run the opposite direction than the tailblock, so I'm guessing it's just insurance against splitting.
About the fabric strips (struts)...the plans DO show how many and where. The confusion is the conflict between the drawings and the manual. The plans show 3 per side; the manual says there should be 8 per side. Go figger. I ended up using 6.
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6 stats is a good call.
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