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Blog entry by Texcaster posted 11-20-2015 12:02 AM 934 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple sled to avoid ANY snipe. It’s probably been done before but I had a real need for a pristine cut yesterday. My thicknesser is adjusted as well as I can do it. The beginning and end cut are minimal and for most work is inconsequential. I couldn’t tolerate any deviation with these fb’s because they are very close to the final length already.

My Queensland Walnut was only big enough to yield two fingerboards and four headstock / backstrap veneers. This bit of machining will allow sequential grain match of the fb and headstock.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 02:44 AM

Great idea, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 03:36 AM

Do you have to secure it to the sled? Do you just lay it in against the backstop?

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 08:34 PM

Cheers fellas,

BJ, Even without the stop, no tape is needed on my machine. Experiment with your machine using a bit of rubbish.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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