www.KitGuitarsForum.com

Learn to Kit Build a Guitar. Learn to Scratch Build a Guitar. Learn EVERYTHING Guitars Here!
It is currently Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:21 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: what is he doing?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:53 pm
Posts: 61
I have been looking at this link, which has a photo of a compass being used to trace a curve on a saddle. Bt, from the picture and text i cannot figure out what the hand is doing! Can someone help?

[url]Link: http://harvestmoonguitars.com/kennethmi ... addle.html[/url]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: what is he doing?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:49 pm
Posts: 32
I used tools like this as a trim carpenter. With the compass held so that the point and the pencil are kept “vertical”, the hand moves left to right to copy the curve of the bridge onto the saddle. Apparently the radius of the bridge already matches the radius of the fretboard.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: what is he doing?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 8:03 am
Posts: 956
Location: Chestertown Maryland
Interesting - he is copying the curve of the top of the bridge, NOT the curve of the fretboard. My daughter has her own repair shop and she has a set of fretboard curve measuring gauges:

https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Tools_by_Job/Tools_for_Necks_and_Fingerboards/Understring_Radius_Gauges.html

She measures the radius if the fretboard, then picks the next tighter curve and traces it on the saddle then trims it on the belt sander


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group