Building procedures
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Author:  ruby@magpage.com [ Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:54 am ]
Post subject:  Building procedures

Not sure where to put his:


A skilled craftsman builds a classical with almost no power tools. He does not measure where the bridge plate or the fan braces go, so consistency is not a concern, but he is an very good woodworker

And Diane - look at 19:25. His plate gluing jig is just 4 small sticks, each with it's own rope and wedge. Much more simple than what we settled on.


Author:  tippie53 [ Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Building procedures

saw this on another forum. With good skills you are able to much with a minimum of tooling .

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Building procedures

He's a great craftsman and wonderful Luthier. 150+ years ago, they didn't have CNC machines or other advanced tools, just the knowledge passed down from others, and what they learned from experience.

I've still got a lot to learn, but I pay forward all that I know.

Author:  bftobin [ Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Building procedures

I use a similar method for building steel strings, although I use a bolt on neck. One of the big advantages is that you can make changes to how you want your top to sound by adjusting the size and spacing of the peones. Large blocks placed close together will tighten up your top and small blocks spaced father apart will loosen it up. You can still thin the perimeter by selective sanding if necessary, but there won't be any weakening of the top by over-thinning.
It's amazing what you can do with a rope and some wedges. No need for big bulky Jigs that take up so much room.


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