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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:37 pm 
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Thought I would share a good experience with one of the forum sponsors. I ordered two of the work boards from Canadian Luthier Supply. One 30’ and one 15’. They arrived quickly and the face of the board was already sealed with some shellac. They are really nice. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. Set up the work board in a way where the braces are easy to line up and install. Here is what I came up with:

Both the dreadnaught and tenor Uke shapes are drawn onto the board. I marked the brace locations for back braces on each. Dred braces are in red, Uke in black:

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I put locating dowels that align with the brace shaping jig I made from the Gore book. It puts the chamfer on the top of the brace.

You can see here the brace after being run across the 22.5 chamfer bit.

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Next I use the radius jig, also from the Gore book, to put the radius on the brace bottom.

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I’m excited to brace up a back with it this weekend!

The only drawback I can see is I’ll have to mark where to end the glue line on each end of the brace so that I don’t glue it down to the work board.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:13 pm 
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Wow, that looks like a great system. Well done!!!

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+1 for CLS! Well worth the money. I've got both the 15' and 25' sanding dishes as well as the matching assembly dishes. They are very well made and are very stable.



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Does look like it would work well, straight forward too.
The wooden dowels strike me as a little fragile for living in the shop; metal option maybe?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:55 am 
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gregorio wrote:
Does look like it would work well, straight forward too.
The wooden dowels strike me as a little fragile for living in the shop; metal option maybe?


It’s a good point. Last night when I took it off the bench I took the dowels out and tossed them in a drawer. If I end up leaving them in all the time I should for sure come up with something metal.

Going to do the same for the top work board today. I’m not sure what other than the X will work out there. I glue the upper transverse and the tongue depressor on flat.


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