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 Post subject: classical bridges
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Here is a video I have produced showing highlights of my bridge making process. Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Great video Stephen. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Stephen, that is a very good video on bridge making. Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
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Excellent video Stephen, Thanks for sharing. I like that you use a plane instead of a router also. Do you aim for a specific weight when making classical bridges?


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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:15 am 
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Thank you everyone.

I like my bridges to be 18-20 grams without the saddle. If a bridge was more that 20 I would work it some more to get the weight down but that rarely occurs. I do prefer Indian rosewood to more dense materials. I want my bridges to be light and stiff just like all the other braces on the top. This has always worked well for me so I have not experimented much in that regard.

I really enjoy the plow plane from Lee Valley. It is, however, quite expensive. One could easily purchase a small router and build a sturdy table for it for half the cost of this plane. I am willing to pay that price because of the safety of working with these small parts. The plane is very safe compared to a router table. I also enjoy working quietly. I had plans to make my own plow plane but this one was so pretty...

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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
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nice video, thanks for sharing. i´m curious : can you tell us what chisel and japanese saw are those?

thanks,
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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:54 am 
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mqbernardo wrote:
nice video, thanks for sharing. i´m curious : can you tell us what chisel and japanese saw are those?

thanks,
miguel.



Miguel, I have an inexpensive Japanese saw from Lee Valley in the video. I also have a rather old set of Sandvik chisels along with a super fancy chisel from Japan Woodworker.


The small rip dozuki is my all time favorite. I am on my third blade. I wore one out, I sawed into a nail with another, and I am still working with my third. I use the old blades that I messed up to make scrapers.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.a ... at=1,42884

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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:14 am 
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thanks Stephen... nice fingerpickin too!

BTW, any chance you start exporting those miniplanes?

all the best,
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 Post subject: Re: classical bridges
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Very nice. Clean process, well presented. Thanks, Stephen!


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