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Old 03-16-2016, 07:38 AM
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Default Milling The Braces

Larry mills the braces for the top and back from Red Spruce brace stock.


All the brace stock.



The top brace stock with profile tracings atop the top pattern.



The back brace stock with profile tracings atop the back pattern.



The Grizzly band saw roars to life...let the fun begin!






Meet the braces...the right most pile is the transverse brace and the back braces. The left most pile is the X and the tone bars. The liitle guys are the fingers.



A spot of sanding to width.



Rough back braces.



Rough top braces. That bridge plate stock is locally-grown Black Locust. The thin piece at the top will be sound hole strips. The larger piece at the top will become two flat trapezoidal braces between the neck block and the transverse brace (replacing the traditional popsicle brace).
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