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Anthony Bradshaw
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Hi folks,
This is my first post as I am a newby. I am currently (attempting) to build my first
guitar which is based on the G J200 jumbo. I never new that making an instrument can
be so rewarding. I am new to woodworking but have joined a wood shed and they have
all the tools required to make a guitar. Never having posted before I'm not 100 % sure
I am doing this right but I have a problem. I have braced the back of the soundboard and
have realized that the bracing is not long enough to fit into the notched sides when I
close the box. Is there an easy solution? I would really appreciate any help. Cheers

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Bryan Bear
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Post by Bryan Bear »

Welcome Anthony! I too was new to woodworking when I started; it is good that you have some woodworkers around to helo you get started. Read all you can in the library here too and also ask questions.

As for your braces, Post a new question (preferably with a picture) in the instrument repair section, it will get more traffic. Without seeing it, my first thought would be to plane them off and put new ones on.
PMoMC

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Anthony Bradshaw
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Thank you Bryan
your response is appreciated.

Gordon Bellerose
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Post by Gordon Bellerose »

Anthony. Welcome to the forum!
I do not have an answer for your short brace issue, but I would like to welcome you.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

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Jim McConkey
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Post by Jim McConkey »

Welcome to the Forum, Anthony!

You can chisel out the kerf above where the brace should have fit in, and replace it with a larger triangle that sticks out far enough to secure the brace.
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