Archive - April 2010

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Wood Brace Deflection
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Brace Strength Analysis
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Preparing Sides For Back Plate
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Stationary Belt Sander Fence

Wood Brace Deflection

Deflection in bracing is similar to the deflection that we experience every day in the floors of our homes and office. You may not be able to see it clearly or feel it, but rest assured, it is there. The about of deflection is the actual amount of bend that your braces will experience as you apply tension on them from the strings. Find out how to minimize this deflection in this article.

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Brace Strength Analysis

In this article we will be making an analysis of the strength of wood and how it relates to brace dimensions and structural integrity. We will be using some structural engineering formulas to some degree, so it may come a bit confusing, but hang in there. Since my background is in architectural and structural engineering,[…]

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Preparing Sides For Back Plate

Depending on the amount of arch and taper you will have on your back plate and sides, sides can vary as much as 1 inch or 25mm from the head block to the tail block. You also will have variation in the sides due to the form of the guitar. In other words, the sides[…]

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Stationary Belt Sander Fence

If you own or plan to buy a Stationary Belt Sander, one of the first accessories you will want to make for you sander is your own fence that you can easily take off and install. Many of the higher end Stationary Belt Sanders allow you to flip the cast iron table upward so you[…]

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