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Teardrop fiddle build #9: The saddle

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-27-2020 12:37 PM 297 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before finishing, I like to create the saddle and the space it will be installed on the instrument. The saddle is a piece of hardwood which supports the tailgut of the tailpiece.

I’m making this one froma piece of maple. Usually I like to use cherry, but my cherry bits are currently kind of big. Eventually I’ll make matching nut from the same maple so that they match.

I use a combination of knife, chisel, saw, and disc/strip sander to shape the saddle.

And after finishing the instrument, I will glue it in its place.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 01:06 PM

Another challenging mortise, but less so than he one for the neck, it appears. Getting closer! Thanks again for posting all the steps. This is a fun build to watch.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 03:46 PM



Another challenging mortise, but less so than he one for the neck, it appears. Getting closer! Thanks again for posting all the steps. This is a fun build to watch.

- Dave Polaschek

Ah! Hardly challenging compared to that neck mortise! Just tghink of this as a normal mortise with one side wide open.

I am happy that you are watching.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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htl

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#3 posted 03-27-2020 06:10 PM

Interesting!!! Very interesting!!!

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