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Making a mortise and tenon neck joint at Rough Cut Guitars – Part 1: The Larch… I mean, the mortise!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Tom Feb 5. 2 Replies

Other than the enjoyment of making musical instruments for yourself (and maybe others), the excitement from the first time of MAKING something probably called to most of us who build CBGs.In the five…Continue

Neck mortising jig

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Tom Jan 15. 2 Replies

Neck mortising jig Just finished building the jig to try my first mortise (and bolt just to be sure) joint. If anyone's interested in following this little adventure, let me know and I'll post the…Continue

Looking back

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Tom Dec 31, 2019. 3 Replies

Hey all, maybe I'm getting caught up in all these "Decade in Review" specials, but before this one's over I was thinking it might be fun to dig back and share memories, anecdotes, samples, etc of…Continue

Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 28, 2019. 3 Replies

Hey all! Going down the rabbit hole (a trip I take often) of string weights and hope to bring some of you along with me this time :-) Recently finished a dulci-tar build for a customer who requested…Continue

 

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"Hey thanks Taff! You know what they say: One good jig is worth a thousand CBGs :-)"
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"Hi R C Tom, Very nice work. I also like to make jigs that make the job accurate and safe. A man after my own heart. When I started reading my first thought was I hope you used two fences to guide the sled, and your last comment says it all. Very…"
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Making a mortise and tenon neck joint at Rough Cut Guitars – Part 1: The Larch… I mean, the mortise!

Other than the enjoyment of making musical instruments for yourself (and maybe others), the excitement from the first time of MAKING something probably called to most of us who build CBGs.In the five years I’ve been making these, I’ve gotten invaluable advice from a few folks here that got fantastic results. I’ve been looking for chances to pay it back by paying forward, so I’m sharing this with anyone who might be thinking about trying it.From day one I decided that that excitement was always…See More
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"Thanks for your interest David! It's actually a lower-tech approach to the standard mortise routing jig that usually secures the body while passing the router over it. In this case, I built that sled to push the box over my router taking…"
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"Tom Looks like an interesting fixture. Will be cool to see what it does and how it works?"
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Neck mortising jig

Neck mortising jig Just finished building the jig to try my first mortise (and bolt just to be sure) joint. If anyone's interested in following this little adventure, let me know and I'll post the whole step-by-step once the deed is done. Or I explode a box. That could be entertaining too. :-)See More
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""Iowa saxophone" hehehe - never heard that one before :-) Perfect tune for the sentiment Uncle John and the voice to boot. Happy New Year!"
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At 8:32pm on April 29, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Tom. I don't use glue on the tack heads. I pre drill the tack holes about 3/4 of the tack length. I want the tacking to be gentle on the bowl. I get very tight heads with no slippage. I'm going to try glue on one using the hose clamp method. I'll make my own body for that to suit the clamp. I do glue in tacks that don't hold with super glue. I get a few of them due to too deep pre drilling. Hope this helps.
At 4:43pm on March 30, 2016, Richey Kay said…

Hi Tom, I thought we were friends on here already!

I'm using the EADG strings from a  string and tuning down slightly on the top and bottom. This neck has a steel rod for strength. TBH the quarter sawn oak I use for my necks is mega strong. It can easily support 4 strings without any strengthening!

At 7:37pm on February 14, 2016, Peter J Thorne said…

Like the style of your guitars! They look well made!

 
 
 

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