Attach routing template to spruce top

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Marshall Dixon
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Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

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Peter Wilcox wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:38 pm

... 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 thread...
That is a great feature. No, I hadn't seen that thread, thanks for posting.

Could you incorporate the concept of routing the pocket before assembly?

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Peter Wilcox
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Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

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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.
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Marshall Dixon
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Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

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Peter Wilcox wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:05 pm
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.
Looking at your heel block in the other thread, I can think several ways to do it. Large glue surfaces have plenty of strength. With waterproof glue you'd need a blow torch to get them apart.

Remember, the point is NOT to make this easier. :geek:

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Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

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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.
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