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Last edited on 2017-09-13 12:15:43 by Vojtech Blahout
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Edited on 2017-09-13 12:15:29 by Vojtech Blahout
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~1) Choose a piece of maple, that matches in flame your back. The medullary rays should be at right angles to the top plane (maybe slanting back a little, as with the ribs), the growth lines parallel with the top plane /fingerboard gluing surface/. If you need to reorient the wood grain along the longest axis, you can use a simple template **55 x 42 mm** in size, made of plastic, as in **Fig. 1.**
~1) True the block of wood to the minimal measurements of **250 x 42 x 55 mm**. Check the maximum width of the scroll you are copying, from eye to eye (40mm on Messiah), and make sure it fits comfortably into the width of the block. Make sure the width of the block is constant throughout the length (42mm) as it serves to create the centerline of the neck.
Use the neck template to transfer the neck outline on both sides of the block. Make sure the top of the block is straight and without flaws as it will, with no alterations, serve as the gluing surface for the fingerboard. For correct placement of the template see **Fig. 4**.
~1) Draw a line **"c"** square to the top of the block, at the fingerboard's end position. See **Fig. 2**. Check that it is **136 mm** from the wall **"B"**.
~1) If you have a drill press, you can now drill the four pegbox holes using a **6 mm** drill bit. Try this first on a block of scrap wood to see if you can drill precisely at right angle to the top and bottom surface. Again a block precisely trued is necessary for this. --- ---If you don't have access to a precise drill press or you for some reason must work with a block of wood that is not perfectly square, you can drill the peg holes later by hand.
Deletions:
~1) Choose a piece of maple, that matches in flame your back. The medullary rays should be at right angles to the top plane, the growth lines parallel with the top plane /fingerboard gluing surface/. If you need to reorient the wood grain along the longest axis, you can use a simple template **55 x 42 mm** in size, made of plastic, as in **Fig. 1.**
~1) True the block of wood to the minimal measurements of **250 x 42 x 55 mm**. Check the maximum width of the scroll you are copying, from eye to eye, and make sure it fits into the **42 mm** width of the block, the block being only about **.5 mm** wider.
Use the neck template to transfer the neck outline on both sides of the block. Make sure the top of the block is straight and without flaws as it will with no alterations serve as the gluing surface for the fingerboard. For correct placement of the template see **Fig. 4**.
~1) Draw a line **"c"** square to the top of the block, at the fingerboard's end position. See **Fig. 2**.
~1) If you have a drill press, you can now drill the four pegbox holes using a **6 mm** drill bit. Try this first on a block of scrap wood to see if you can drill precisely at right angle to the top and bottom surface. Again a block precisely trued is necessary for this. --- ---If you don't have access to a precise drill press or you for some reason must work with a block of wood that is not perfectly square, don't worry, you can drill the peg holes later by hand.


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