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by Peter Wilcox
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

My heel blocks are glued up anyway. Next one I glue up I'll leave out the heel pocket part. :)

But it will be awhile - I have to finish this one first, and I'm going real slow for some reason - low energy with everything that's going on I guess.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Marshall Dixon wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Could you incorporate the concept of routing the pocket before assembly?
I probably can, but I'll have to put my thinking cap on. It would be nice if I could actually build the pocket into the heel block.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Thanks Marshall, I get it now. Here's the design of my neck attachment. It's held on by string tension (and a nice tight pocket), and it's so great to be able to adjust the action with just the turn of a small screw through the fretboard. Here's the thread if you haven't seen it, and a pic from that...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Sorry Marshall, I'm still having trouble visualizing it. What does the neck heel look like that fits into it, and how does it attach - glue? That's an interesting idea folding the acoustic space inside the guitar. Let us know how it sounds. I occasionally make speaker cabinets, and years ago wanted ...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: reattatch plastic bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: reattatch plastic bridge

Glad it worked out for now. She should be an expert in the next few weeks.
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Hi Marshall - I don't quite understand your process from the description - a picture would help if you have one. Yesterday most of the snow finally melted and it was 50 degrees outside, so I finally did the neck pocket.(I like to route outside so the wind blows the dust away. :D ) It went well excep...
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: reattatch plastic bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: reattatch plastic bridge

For now I would just screw it back down again, either with the original screws and glued toothpicks in the holes if they're stripped, or larger screws, or machine screws if you can get your hand, pliers or a wrench in there to hold the nuts.
by Peter Wilcox
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

I thought of that, but then realized the clamps would likely be in the way of the router base. The sound hole starts less than an inch below the end of the neck.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Too late, I already modified the existing one with scraps, and I'm too cheap to waste another piece of MDF. :D Maybe a little overbuilt, but I don't want it to move.

Now I just need to ramp up my intestinal fortitude to use it on the guitar, but scrap first as usual.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Thanks for your replies. Bob, I think I'll try your idea as the simplest and most secure. I'll try to modify the existing template I just made to put a tongue in it to screw down to the central pocket area. I'll let you all know how it works out (or if I'll be rebuilding the guitar. :cry: )
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Attach routing template to spruce top

I need to route a neck pocket in an acoustic guitar with a spruce top. I can't think of a reasonable way to do it without the template moving with clamps, or wood tear out with tape. I did one by attaching sandpaper to the bottom of the template to give it some purchase against the top, but of cours...
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Bridge installation

Peter Wilcox wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:58 am
(or E and D if it's a 2 string saddle)
Oops! - that should be E and B.
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Bridge installation

I place the high E string saddle (or E and D if it's a 2 string saddle) with the screw almost fully extended (toward the nut) on the line. That will give you the maximum compensation distance (toward the tail) for the low E saddle which will need the most compensation. You will never need to compens...
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3264

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Works for me on Firefox with the same security box. I'll be sure not to search for porn.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Choosing the correct router type
Replies: 14
Views: 2711

Re: Choosing the correct router type

You don't need a plunge router - you'll use templates for the pickup/electronics cavities and neck pocket and a fixed base model is fine if it's a lot cheaper. !/4" size is OK, or a 1/2" one with a 1/4" adapter is a little more flexible though not necessary. Just my opinion - I've probably made 30+ ...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting
Replies: 23
Views: 5204

Re: open discussion about binding/purfling fitting

It's pretty easy to get the pics in the order you want. After you add a file, just put the cursor where you want the picture in your post and click the "place inline" button.
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: What do you use a router for in classical/acoustic guitar making?
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Re: What do you use a router for in classical/acoustic guitar making?

In addition to trimming tops and backs to the sides, binding ledges, rosette channels, truss rod slots and sound holes, I make an adjustable neck that needs a neck pocket like an electric. I still haven't found a good way to attach a template for the neck pocket to a spruce top without either tearin...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Truoil application
Replies: 6
Views: 3195

Re: Truoil application

I put it on with my bare fingers and rub lightly until it is smooth with no wet spots. But I only put it on necks - it would be more tedious over a whole instrument.
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Ex-wife ran over guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 4252

Re: Ex-wife ran over guitar

He's got plenty of better guitars, so doesn't want it back. We've decided to donate it to a fundraiser we're doing for the daughter of one of our jammers, who has cancer.