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mark bailey
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30/04/2021 6:01 pm  

Looks ACE ! If you want to adjust the horns for better access I would suggest something like this:

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30/04/2021 6:06 pm  

@markbailey thank you, i like the suggestion for reshaping too, means I can modify the template I made to instead of doing a new one 🙂

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30/04/2021 6:29 pm  

@tej It’s a good thing to do, I did it on my first Bandsman. I’m glad I did it, I’ve got quite big hands and they need all the room they can get. I actually wish I’d gone a bit further, especially on the bottom horn. 
On my second Bandsman I’ve done just that, I carved even more away on the bottom horn but I didn’t take any off the top one (there is no practical reason to). 

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30/04/2021 6:31 pm  

@tej This is the second Bandsman where I carved more of the bottom horn away. 

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30/04/2021 6:34 pm  

@boo thank you for posting those, really helpful to see!

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30/04/2021 6:38 pm  

The adjusted horns based on Marks suggestion, going to leave it for today and see what I think in the morning I reckon, I quite like it though!

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30/04/2021 6:47 pm  

I quite like it though!

@tej I like it too, it’s asymmetrical now but there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a different beast but it look balanced and I bet it would be really ergonomic to play. I don’t think it needs any more adjustment, you’ve nailed it there I think. 👍

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02/05/2021 10:21 am  

Stalled at the start line, so after deciding to go with the longer fretboard I needed a new longer truss rod, it arrived this morning but was the wrong one. I’d assumed “double action” what the same as “dual action” which it’s not so it’s gone back. New one on the way for some time next week. 

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03/05/2021 1:37 pm  

@tej

What’s the difference? I always thought they were two names for the same thing and a quick goofle search seems to confirm that...

Pratice on scrap...


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03/05/2021 1:40 pm  

@mattbeels

Probably the best explanation of various truss rod types I've come across, from a friend of the channel.


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03/05/2021 10:02 pm  

What’s the difference? I always thought they were two names for the same thing and a quick goofle search seems to confirm that...

@mattbeels I’ve no idea it just wasn’t clear! I’ll watch that video though as there are a few types I’ve seen that I’m curious about.

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06/05/2021 4:10 pm  

Here we go 🙂 This is the truss rod I have which gets quite big at one end:

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@markbailey, or anyone else for that matter! The video lesson says that tightening it should make the centre of the rod arch up which with it this way round it does, with the flat edge of the rod facing the fretboard. The main bit of the rod is 9.3mm deep so I’ll route most of the channel to 10.8mm to give room for the 1.5mm fillet later. The end with the adjuster is another 1.7mm lower than the rest of the rod (and wider as per my other message) so was just going to route that end deeper. Will this still be accessible to adjust or will I need to extend the slot further than 20mm from the centre of the nut? Hope this makes sense as I appreciate it’s a bit rambly!!!

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06/05/2021 7:59 pm  

Opted to do a test on scrap, now have half a beautiful pine neck. It’ll be on eBay soon, don’t all rush at once. 20mm is a little tight so gonna add another half on. Rod was actually 9mm with callipers so most of it is routed to 10.5mm and the bit for the adjuster is at 12.5mm depth with the wider bit. Used the neck angle jig to simulate the angle from the back of the nut. I’ll breech the mahogany tomorrow 🙂

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07/05/2021 9:45 am  

20mm is a little tight so gonna add another half on. Rod was actually 9mm with callipers so most of it is routed to 10.5mm and the bit for the adjuster is at 12.5mm depth with the wider bit. Used the neck angle jig to simulate the angle from the back of the nut. I’ll breech the mahogany tomorrow 🙂

@tej That’s fine mate, some are like that and you just have to route a little deeper, but not too deep. Careful now. It’s all good, keep going. 👍

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