the process of making and installing the bridge.
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.
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
next step is to drill and ream the bridge pin holes and the end pin
hole. These are the tools I use for this.
ready to go.
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.
Next, I enlarge the slot with a Dremmel tool and ensure that it goes the
full depth of the bridge, top, bridge plate combination.
I finish and adjust the slot with a round needle file.
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