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by John Hall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: jewelers rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Re: jewelers rouge

I find mezerna a better product for buffing using an arbor buffer. It is designed for wood. Jewelers rouge is a very fine abrasive. You can find may useful buffing and polishing compounds at auto supply stores.
by John Hall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making braces
Replies: 20
Views: 13036

Re: Making braces

fat typers thumb

Once ripped and sized I put the angle on the sides of the braces using the same holding mechanism as in ripping. This roughs the shape to later final shaping.
Feel free to correct the post Charles .
thanks
by John Hall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making braces
Replies: 20
Views: 13036

Re: Making braces

The final step is notching for the X lap joint. I figure the thickness of the saw kerf and make a stop block to work with my rib fence. This way I get a nice consistent fit. I use the miter gauge of the saw.
by John Hall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making braces
Replies: 20
Views: 13036

Re: Making braces

End shaping can be done many ways. Here is my favorite
by John Hall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making braces
Replies: 20
Views: 13036

Re: Making braces

Once ripped and sized I will but the side angle using the same holding mechanisms. after the sides are rough shaped I cut the radius . I like to use a 28 foot radius and use this jig on my table saw.
by John Hall
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making braces
Replies: 20
Views: 13036

Making braces

When I make braces I like to use my table saw for making the top braces. I have a slick jig for cutting in the top radius. The first thing I do is to size the stock. I do this by ripping the spruce on the band saw then using a thickness sander, You can rip your stock out any way that gets you good r...
by John Hall
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Help! Flat top too flat!
Replies: 8
Views: 6121

Re: Help! Flat top too flat!

this may not be that big a deal. With RH changes your top will go up and down. Martin tops are pretty flat on initial set up. If you place a straight edge across the top at the bridge , how much clearance is there on the sides of the guitar ? Also when you place the straight edge on the fretboard , ...