measuring tools

 Forum topic by twsdetailnmore posted 02-08-2014 04:18 PM 906 views 0 times favorited 6 replies
 twsdetailnmore29 posts in 1766 days 02-08-2014 04:18 PM Topic tags/keywords: question 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 -- TWS

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 mahdee3586 posts in 1272 days #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. -- earthartandfoods.com a1Jim115344 posts in 3081 days #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 http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/length_conversion.php -- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture Sylvain642 posts in 2003 days #3 posted 02-08-2014 04:45 PM Have a look here :http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Fretting/i-fretcalc.html -- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn waho6o97246 posts in 2081 days #4 posted 02-08-2014 04:51 PM Digital calipers would be my guess. kati5 posts in 1072 days #5 posted 02-08-2014 05:00 PM great twsdetailnmore29 posts in 1766 days #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 -- TWS