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Silent Fiddle Build #4: Neck Mortise

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 06-03-2020 11:04 PM 336 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Next step for me is to create the mortise for the neck and fit it into the body. This is definitely not a job for dull tools. The tab on the back was created when I was making the half laps.

I won’t glue this on until just before putting the finish on.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 06-04-2020 03:15 AM

The neck is somewhat dovetailed into that mortise, yes?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 06-04-2020 01:12 PM


The neck is somewhat dovetailed into that mortise, yes?

- Dave Polaschek

Hmm. I think the term ‘keystoned’ would be more appropriate. The angling of the mortis doesn’t add any strength to the joint. I think it’s just done at add elegance to thge whole thing.

I will tell you the great secret. The part of that joint which does most of the work is where the tab joins the base of the neck. If that joint fails, pretty much the neck is going to fail.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 06-04-2020 03:51 PM

Hmm. Ok. I guess I had figured the tab was adding a belt to the suspenders, but if it’s doing the majority of the work… thanks for helping me adjust my mental model!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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