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BRIDGE GLUING 2

Continuing the process of making and installing the bridge.

 Once the bridge is in place I cut the saddle slot (the bridge pin holes are cut before I glue it on).  This simple jig holds and guides the router I use to ensure a straight and accurate cut.

 

 

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 Here is the jig in use.  I use a 1/8" saddle and therefore use a 1/8" bit.  The slot is cut in several passes to get the correct depth.

 

 

 The next step is to drill and ream the bridge pin holes and the end pin hole.  These are the tools I use for this.

 

 

 

 Almost ready to go.

 

 

 

 

 

bridge2-55.jpg (20986 bytes) Although I use a slotted bridge pin, I also slot the bridge.  I start with a saw which is a sabre saw blade in a home made handle.

bridge2-56.jpg (28830 bytes) Next, I enlarge the slot with a Dremmel tool and ensure that it goes the full depth of the bridge, top, bridge plate combination.

bridge2-57.jpg (24129 bytes) Finally, I finish and adjust the slot with a round needle file.

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