Not strictly wood, but such an important part of a guitar project I thought I’d better show them.
This is my own design, modified after I looked at the plan provided in the first blog entry of this series when I realized it wouldn’t work!
The Side Facing the Mounting Plate and Neck Base.
Another View of Side Facing Mounting Plate. Strings Go Through Unoccupied Holes.
Here You See The Back Side with String Holding Thumbscrews at Top and Tuners at Bottom
The side through bolt serves as the mount to the holes in the ears of the mounting plate. I plan to radius the corners of each arm so that the arms contact the mounting plate on the radius. This way one string will not affect another. The design in the plans did not account for this.
I bought the screw hardware per plan at Thor Labs. They were great to deal with. The aluminum bar and other hardware I bought at McMaster.
Thanks for persisting. The end of this project is coming soon.
-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff