closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect

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Jules93
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closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect

Post by Jules93 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:22 am

as luthiers / guitar makers ect we're always trying to come up with the next best jig and alternate ways of doing things

as a newbie and plenty of other newbies around

i'd like to here about any or everyones methods whether basic or complex

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Re: closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:45 am

Suggest you start with a search of the forum....you'll find plenty of threads and photos of members various jigs and methods for accomplishing these tasks :)
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Re: closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect

Post by mChavez » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:17 am

If' you're talking classical, I really like Robbie O'brien's approach with building a frame in a mould first, then sanding it on a radius dish for the back and a flat board for the top. Back and top (in this order) are then glued on a solera. To me personally, this is far superior to the traditional Spanish method (building the guitar around the face-down soundboard) in every respect.

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Re: closing the box, plates to rims, jointing back+top to sides ect

Post by Mark McLean » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:05 pm

As Martin said - this one has been discussed before and a search will reveal some good methods.

There are lots of ways to do this job. FWIW this is a post I did regarding my cheap and cheerful method.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5758&p=66251&hilit=PVC#p66251

A thread also recently went down this path on the OLF
http://luthiersforum.com/forum/viewtopi ... 01&t=52292

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