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Forum topic by twsdetailnmore posted 02-08-2014 04:18 PM 1085 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2014 04:18 PM

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Hey everyone I have a project in mind to Build and need some input on the lay out. I want to build a strum stick from the Andy Mackie Music foundation. I watched the you tube vidio about it. when he laid out for the frets he used measurements like 2.466”, 4.68”, 5.703”, 7.56”, 9.22”, 9.973” , 10.69”, 11.366”, 12.6” , 13.711”, 14.211”, 15.128”. these are the scales he give on the vidio, any input as to how to lay out the measurements and tool to use what kind of ruler do I need? I am baffeled on how this is done.
TY Tony

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#1 posted 02-08-2014 04:39 PM

As far as I know, you get the distance from your bridge to the end of your board and divide it by pi (3.14). Then subtract that from the total and divide again. It has been a long time since I have built an instrument. But maybe this will start the conversation.
Good luck.


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#2 posted 02-08-2014 04:40 PM

Looks like it must be metric , Those numbers convert into the metric system just use a metric ruler .
As an example 2.466 = .06 meters

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 04:45 PM

Have a look here :


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#4 posted 02-08-2014 04:51 PM

Digital calipers would be my guess.

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 05:06 PM

thanks everyone for the input keep them coming I am still waiting for my parts to come before I start the build. I will keep you posted as to my progress

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