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Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In this video see how the neck is bolted to the guitar.
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#1 posted 07-02-2012 12:55 AM
im guessing this is going to be a steel string guitar
-- Ben L
#2 posted 07-02-2012 01:16 AM
Hi Ben -
Yes – it is a tenor guitar which will have 4 steel strings.
#3 posted 07-02-2012 08:12 AM
love the series, thank you for taking the time
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#4 posted 07-02-2012 11:43 AM
I know I’ve said it before but I have enjoyed watching you build this guitar. If I may, allow to make some suggestions. First allow me to suggest the purchase of a set of transfer punches.
These allow you to transfer the center of a hole in a similar manner to transfer centers except that you are doing it with a through hole. I suggest this so that you don’t have to use your drill bits to do the job.
Second, in tight spots, such as you faced with the one bolt, I find that the low profile bits of a Chapman tool kit work well.
It comes with a ratcheting handle so there is no need to take the bit out of the head of the bolt every time.
I hope that you find these suggestions helpful
-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"
#5 posted 07-03-2012 01:01 AM
Hi Doug -
I’ve thought about getting transfer punches – just haven’t been able to justify the cost as I don’t need them too often (they are on my wish list though). I have a little ratcheting tool similar to the Chapman, but it still would not fit between that transverse brace and the neck block.
I do need to decide how I’m going to get in there to tighten that one bolt once the back is put on as my hand will not fit through the sound hole. Maybe one of those flexible spring attachments for a small ratchet will work.
Thanks for the suggestions,
#6 posted 07-04-2012 04:30 AM
they have a set of those transfer punch sets at harbor freight for $10 and they look exactly like the ones from lee valleywhich is only $16
#7 posted 07-04-2012 05:33 PM
The transfer punches cost much less than I thought they would. Gonna have to get a set…
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