Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:27 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


Be nice, no cussin and enjoy!




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:03 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 am
Posts: 116
Well I got one:) was a gift so woohoo. I’ve had it sitting around and decided to try it out. Clamps body great. Clamps the neck great, but the tenon is quite a bit wider than the mortis... It’s almost like the tenon template didn’t account for the router bushing (which I also got from lmi)

So here’s the thing. I didn’t swap bushings or router bits in the process so the ratio of mortis size and tenon size should be the same. Therefore the template has to be off? Right?

My cut mortis is 3/4” (.750)
My cut tenon using the same bit and same bushing comes in at 1.04

I know it should be a little wider to allow for tight fit but it seems a LITTLE much .

Advise? Experience?
B


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:04 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 am
Posts: 116
Ok I figured it out.
I used a 3/8 bit. And I was suppose to use a 1/2. The difference made up the discrepancy in the fit between the guide bushing inside and the bit od.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:50 pm
Posts: 1235
Location: Seattle WA
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro
So, just curious did you end up with a tight fit? I ordered the stewmac templates and the Tenon was .050 smaller than the mortise. I called them and they said it was supposed to be like that for some reason. I'm sending it back.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:28 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 am
Posts: 116
pat macaluso wrote:
So, just curious did you end up with a tight fit? I ordered the stewmac templates and the Tenon was .050 smaller than the mortise. I called them and they said it was supposed to be like that for some reason. I'm sending it back.

Well I need to recut w the correct bit. Haven’t done that yet.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:21 am
Posts: 797
First name: Brad
Last Name: Combs
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
pat macaluso wrote:
So, just curious did you end up with a tight fit? I ordered the stewmac templates and the Tenon was .050 smaller than the mortise. I called them and they said it was supposed to be like that for some reason. I'm sending it back.


I always ended up with a tenon just a little oversized when using the LMI jig. BTW, I have some templates from LMI that I could give you a good deal on. :)

_________________
"Is this the one where I trot downfield and act like I'm lost ?" - Billy Bob



These users thanked the author bcombs510 for the post: pat macaluso (Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:40 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dave White and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com