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Old 01-19-2021, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by redir View Post
I think I read once that at Martin Guitars they either do, or used to, glue radiused braces by clamping them down flat so that when they released the clamps the top would spring into the radius of the braces. I've never tried this though and I wonder what the purpose of doing so would be for. It seems to me that as mentioned it would reduce the radius but I can't quite mentally picture that in my mind.
That puts stress and stiffness into the top. I see people doing different things online. I see flat braces glued using a radius dish which seems to do the same thing, create stress and stiffness in the top. So it seems to me you should not do both, radiused braces and a radius dish for clamping, You get no internal stress and stiffness.
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