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 Post subject: Guitar nut truing jig
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 am 
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Brazilian Rosewood
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Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:55 pm
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Location: Taiwan
First name: Tai
Last Name: Fu
City: Taipei
Country: Taiwan
Focus: Repair
Status: Semi-pro
I built this jig on the request of a fellow luthier in Taiwan.

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The jig has 2 pins under the plate to slot into truss rod slots, and allows the user to use a router or dremel to true the nut slot on a guitar, once the headplate is glued in. Normally a saw is used but the saw introduces a lot of error (saw slips and now the headplate is scratched).

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This is the plan (note the aluminum thickness can probably be reduced to 12mm and not affect the functioning of the jig).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:42 am 
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Cocobolo
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First name: Josh
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Nice jig, thanks Tai.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:19 am 
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Yep, nice. Can easily fix my slots when my glue up shifts a bit.


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