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 Post subject: A Favor to Ask
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:28 pm 
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This might get some laughs but I figured I'd ask anyway.

I need a bridge for my little Oahu acoustic I've been fixing up. I had shelved the project since March but now I've got the time to finish it.

I have tried to make a bridge 5 times and I'm frustrated to death with it, I don't have the proper tools or skills to pull this off. I don't need anything special, just a rectangle bridge, no intonation, just flat like for a lap steel.

My real problem is that I don't have a saddle slotting jig, doing it by hand always looks pathetic and I can never get it straight. At this point I can't afford a new router and the jig.

I can pay you for your time, I'm ready to just get this thing done and playing again. I can send measurements/specs. Help a guy out?


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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:49 pm 
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Send me a pic of the guitar and one (if possible) of what you would like
Dave



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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
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Dave Livermore wrote:
Send me a pic of the guitar and one (if possible) of what you would like
Dave


Hey Dave, thanks for the offer. I sent you a PM


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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
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Dan some things that would be helpful for those wanting to help are:

1). String spacing
2). Height of bridge for optimal height of saddle and current neck angle
3). what is the fret board wood

Dave - good on ya!!!



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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Hesh wrote:
Dan some things that would be helpful for those wanting to help are:

1). String spacing
2). Height of bridge for optimal height of saddle and current neck angle
3). what is the fret board wood

Dave - good on ya!!!


Good points Hesh. The guitar is a squareneck so the projection is way different than a regular round neck. Almost no projection whatsoever.

1. 2 5/16ths
2. 3/8"
3. Fretboard wood is (was) dyed maple, I'm planning on making a replacement from ebony.



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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
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Dan,
Here’s what I have for you.
I can profile and finish sand too but thought you might want to do those steps.


Let me know if this will work.


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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
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Dave Livermore wrote:
Dan,
Here’s what I have for you.
I can profile and finish sand too but thought you might want to do those steps.


Let me know if this will work.


That'll work perfect! I would prefer to profile and finish sand so you can send it as is. Thanks Dave!


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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
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Gotta love the help given by OLFers!

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 Post subject: Re: A Favor to Ask
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[:Y:] Good on you Dave !!! [:Y:] [clap]

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