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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:48 pm 
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How thick is your bridge when you slot it? (Example: finished thickness- around 3/8", raw stock- 1/2" +, etc)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:09 pm 
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Raw stock ranging from about 3/8" to about 7/16" thick.

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I slot mine before I cut it out of the blank at just a bit more than finished thickness which is usually around 3/8”.


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bobgramann wrote:
I slot mine before I cut it out of the blank at just a bit more than finished thickness which is usually around 3/8”.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:43 pm 
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3/8 to 7/16. I drill the pin holes and route the slot, then taper the thickness from the back so the slot and holes are tilted back a few degrees, to counterbalance the forward rotation under string tension.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:21 pm 
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I route the slot after the bridge is on the guitar. Started doing that after I started doing repairs and got used to it. My bridges are usually about 3/8" like most.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:42 pm 
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3/8 + 1/32. The 1/32 gets sanded off when I match the bridge bottom to the top radius, for a 3/8” finished bridge…


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:59 pm 
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Wiggle room is always nice but I generally aim for a slightly thicker than 3/8th inch block before routing out.


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I think I’m the same as Ed. It’s all done on the CNC but the block is .400.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:14 pm 
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As Steve mentioned I rout the slot after the bridge is glued to the top. Bridge thickness 5/16ths to 7/16ths inch.


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