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Old 12-12-2021, 11:54 AM
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The braces being radiused, glued to the flat surface achieves the same internal stiffness that using flat braces glued to a radius dish does. One may be better than the other but this works well for me.
I don't use a radius board either. I clamp to the radiused braces and the top or back conforms to them. By gluing against a flat board, I would worry that it would work against the radius on the brace, possibly bending them flat or even cracking them?
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Old 12-12-2021, 01:23 PM
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I don't use a radius board either. I clamp to the radiused braces and the top or back conforms to them. By gluing against a flat board, I would worry that it would work against the radius on the brace, possibly bending them flat or even cracking them?
They don't crack, but what they do is work against each either to give stiffness to the top. The top retains a radius when it is released. How do you glue your braces? Without a gobar deck?
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Old 12-12-2021, 01:38 PM
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Fibreglass driveway markers can work and are sometimes 99 cents each. Also snow is falling soon so there will be a lot around the neighborhood .

Yep driveway markers are great for this. You can cut them down to length and they are in expensive.

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Old 12-12-2021, 06:10 PM
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They don't crack, but what they do is work against each either to give stiffness to the top. The top retains a radius when it is released. How do you glue your braces? Without a gobar deck?
I just clamp them to the top, maybe 2 or 3 braces at a time depending how many clamps I have available. The top or back bends to the radius of the braces. Takes a day or 2 for all of them.

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Old 12-12-2021, 08:46 PM
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I would clamp my bracing in the beginning too. Actually even used an old weight set and balanced the weights just so…. It worked but I found after I built my go box that I made a huge difference.
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Old 01-03-2022, 07:25 AM
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I have the top clamped down and glued
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Old 01-04-2022, 06:21 AM
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This is always an exciting point in the build process. I like to spend time cleaning up and sanding before closing it up for good.
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Old 01-04-2022, 12:48 PM
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Trimming top flush
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Old 01-04-2022, 05:22 PM
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All looks great!

Building both a go bar deck to glue the top/back to hoop and then the purfling/edging jig are next on my list.

...so could you post some more pics of your edging jig tower, especially the base, and especially-specially where it rides along the top/sides on some sort of "donut", por favor (as in, what was your donut solution?).

Also, did you stain your edging jig to match your bench?
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Old 01-05-2022, 12:19 PM
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I tried a different gluing method for the side strips. I usually use some assortment of clamps. This time I used no clamps other than my fingers. I used minimal glue so it would tack up quick. I then rubbed with my fingers or a small hammer until it set. Tapping with the hammer also let me know if I had good contact by the sound. I used a heat gun to help the drying along. It was still tedious and maybe not any faster, but I can be sure any unevenness in the sides didn't leave any gaps.
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Old 01-05-2022, 12:23 PM
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All looks great!

Building both a go bar deck to glue the top/back to hoop and then the purfling/edging jig are next on my list.

...so could you post some more pics of your edging jig tower, especially the base, and especially-specially where it rides along the top/sides on some sort of "donut", por favor (as in, what was your donut solution?).

Also, did you stain your edging jig to match your bench?
Thanks for the interest, I bought this contraption from John Hall at Blues Creek Guitars. I don't see it on his website anymore. It works absolutely great. Could not imagine doing the binding channels any other way. I treat all my tools and jigs with Watco Fruitwood Danish Oil.
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Old 01-09-2022, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for the interest, I bought this contraption from John Hall at Blues Creek Guitars. I don't see it on his website anymore. It works absolutely great. Could not imagine doing the binding channels any other way. I treat all my tools and jigs with Watco Fruitwood Danish Oil.
Thanks for the pics! I'll think I'll still endeavor to build my own similar, and those closeups help a lot.

I like that Watco Danish Oil me-se'f.
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Old 01-18-2022, 06:25 AM
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Halfway point. Closing the box up typically means I am half done. I am right on schedule for this guitar to be for sale for spring.
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What are the top and back thicknesses on this box?
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Old 01-18-2022, 06:57 AM
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What are the top and back thicknesses on this box?
About .13"
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