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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:21 pm 
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I've just re read this for about the 5th time, Hesh, and it is slowly gaining access to my cluttered brain!
Thanks for the non-canine toot! I'll hopefully put it to practice this winter!

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It's so easy!!! Thanks Hesh!!!


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Are you aiming for a specific bridge height with this method? I assume you want to end up with a straight edge from the fretted fingerboard just touching the top of the bridge?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:33 pm 
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I missed this tread way back when. Good job as usual Hesh my friend.

Turns out I've been thinking about the way I slope the upper bout. My biggest concern is to keep the planes of the plates parrellel. Your method seems to work well in that regard.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Joe Beaver wrote:
I missed this tread way back when. Good job as usual Hesh my friend.

Turns out I've been thinking about the way I slope the upper bout. My biggest concern is to keep the planes of the plates parrellel. Your method seems to work well in that regard.


Thanks Joe and I hope that you are doing great too!

I can't take credit, I'm just the guy who tried to distill it into something sequential that made sense to me. Martin does this and many others too. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:49 pm 
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***Edit*** Scratch this, I see a question in the main forum with the same question and you answered there. :)


Hesh,

For ukes and small body guitars, just change the thickness of the shim so that the waist is touching the flat board before beginning sanding? I use a 30' radius on the top, so it isn't much to start and always but the UTB on flat anyway. But this I think will help with the hump and the minor gap below the FB.

Thanks for the tutorial!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:06 pm 
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bcombs510 wrote:
***Edit*** Scratch this, I see a question in the main forum with the same question and you answered there. :)


Hesh,

For ukes and small body guitars, just change the thickness of the shim so that the waist is touching the flat board before beginning sanding? I use a 30' radius on the top, so it isn't much to start and always but the UTB on flat anyway. But this I think will help with the hump and the minor gap below the FB.

Thanks for the tutorial!


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Don't know but if it were me I would be drawing it out full scale on paper and then playing with getting the neck angle where I wanted by changing shim height.



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:44 am 
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I like this idea as I have had problems with the dreaded "ski jump". I tried it out today and my process was as follows.

1. Flat sand the rim - flat all way around. (before kerfing installed)
2. Sand a 30' radius from the waist down (marked with chalk before kerfing installed)

Install kerfing just a hair above rim

3. Sand 15' radius on back
4. Flat sand rim to sides marked with chalk
5. Sand 30' radius on top from waist down (this seemed require a lot of sanding for some reason)
3. Sand on a flat dish with the heel block raised 1/8". Just from the waist up. Like Hesh describes

A lot of kerfing was removed from the neck block area. Any idea of why so much was removed?


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Jeff I've looked at your pics and read your description a number of times today and I have no idea why your kerfed linings took such a hit. I'm also having a very hard time trying to reconcile what you wrote with the steps that I provided.....

The steps that you detail are not what I am describing. For example you said in your step one you flat sanded the rim all the way around. I don't do this and it's not described in my tutorial. Instead the tutorial begins with the rim having been entirely radiused in a radius dish and the kerfed linings installed (and also radiused).

You also detail as a step that you imparted a 15' radius on the back. I don't address the back at all.....

Anyway like many things words and details matter. My suggestion is to review the tutorial again and see where you did things differently.

Lastly early on you describe a problem with a "ski jump" and again that's not what this method seeks to address. What I wrote is that it addressed the dreaded body hump. As you can see I am having a lot of trouble understanding what you wrote and did.

Sorry, this is an unusual position for me to be in as I usually understand what folks are saying to me and am always keen to help. In this case I don't know what you did or why. None of it looks like the steps that I detailed.

I do want to help, as alway, I'm in the shop tomorrow between 10 and 5ish... if you want to call me, http://www.annarborguitars.com the number is on our site.


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Hesh, are you building? I thought you had given that up as a game for suckers only! ;)



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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:06 pm 
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rlrhett wrote:
Hesh, are you building? I thought you had given that up as a game for suckers only! ;)



Nah, I won't let him. Every time he thinks about doing anything like that, I point him to the work shelves filled with real money to be made in repairs. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:41 am 
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Hesh - Sorry but I don't check here as often as I liked. My problem was that I was following a different procedure from someone and tried to incorporate yours at the end.
I removed the kerfing and re-did everything but I did not flat sand the top first. I domed it with the radius dish up to the waist and then flat sanded as you describe and it came out perfect.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:20 am 
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Good going Jeff!

Yeah many of these methods which are not of course the only methods are highly dependent on precise methodology and deviating into another method and all bets are off.

Glad it worked out for you.


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