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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:45 am 
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Bob Connor recently sent me a beautiful Brazilian Rosewood pyramid bridge to use on my current project that's a size 5 terz guitar. I wanted to be able to replicate this bridge with local hardwoods so set about figuring out how to do it without a CNC mill, so here's my take on how to go about it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:10 am 
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Frank Ford shows an even easier way on his website, frets.com. The one critical tool was one of those 1" vertical belt sanders. Nice tool...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:47 pm 
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I had a look at the way that Frank built the ivory one but I couldn't figure out how to get the little step around the bottom of the pyramid that I was trying to replicate. I'll try Frank's method for the next one and see how the two methods compare.

I'll add that once I came down with a way to accurately size the pyramid, the whole process goes very quickly.

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