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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:44 pm 
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this is a top that was pulled of a 1931 OM. The bridge plate was a replacement from the factory. The photos may not show the notch from the old plate. The drawing will show the landmark points . The width is actually 15 1/16 and the binding is also removed. The actual width was 15 3/16 with the binding at the lower bout.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:00 pm 
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thanks for that John! Very educational.

What an ugly bridge plate replacement! <smile> I'll bet the original wasn't near that large. Was this done to strengthen a problem area on the top?

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:47 pm 
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I have no idea why that was put in , other than that was what they used at the time of the repair. In the old days , a repair was done that more matched the time of the repair technique than the original construction.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:27 am 
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Thanks John, Those finger and tone bars come right up to the kerfing. They didn't go inside the rim ??? Just checking some guys do put them in like the X-braces..Very cool pic's..LB..


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:11 pm 
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the only braces in the top that go into the kerf are the transverse and the X braces The top thickness .109under the finsh

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:39 am 
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Thanks again, very neat to know small things they did in 1931.....109 top thickness huh..one more bit of info.. I love this post...LB.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:52 pm 
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John, how far out from the x-brace are the peaks of the first nodes on the tone braces?

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:33 am 
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1 7/16 from the X to the top of the first node

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