guitar brace templates

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a pre cut set of braces bought on line, cost around $40.

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Traced out on 1/4 inch MDF.

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Using a small band saw cut out all the shapes.

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Using arched templates that my co-worker made for me,one at a 25 foot radius for the top and a 12 foot radius for the bottom. sand paper is applied to the curve and the template is sanded to a perfect radius. they will also be used to finish the braces.

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Sitka  spruce 1/4  sawn free from nots and then milled to dimension.

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the spruce is cut and sanded to the shape of the template.

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the belt sander used for convex and the spindle concave curves.

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I made a bevel jig for the spindle sander at 22 degrees.

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A little finish sanding

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Now I can make complete sets at a fraction of the cost.



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