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Old 04-18-2013, 02:53 PM
Ned Milburn Ned Milburn is offline
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Regarding your possible mismatched back...

Did you flip BOTH sides to see how the grain matches on the sides WITHOUT the guitar shape drawn.

Remember, a book matched back or top has the inside cut (where both left and right surfaces are about 2mm apart from one another, since this is generally the width of the kerf of resawing band saw blades), and the outside cuts that are about 10mm away from each other (thickness of each plate - L & R - and the thickness of the middle cut).

The OUTSIDE cuts will not match as well as the inside cuts. Check it out and post back.

If indeed the inside cuts match, "dress" these surfaces with only your scraper, then take away thickness from the outside cuts (which will be the INSIDE of the guitar) in order to retain the best left to right match for the outside of the guitar.

Ned Milburn
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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