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Here's an interesting fixture for y'all. This is not my design but I have greatly modified and added to what I've seen. This fixture holds the neck and body so the mortise and tenon can be cut (or dovetail, if that's your choice). The templates are from Luthiers Mercantile and the rest is hardware and plywood I had on hand or picked up from Lowe's. The aluminum angle is for setting the neck angle prior to cutting the tenon.

I cut the mortise today and will cut the tenon on the neck tomorrow or Saturday. My router of choice for this is a Bosch 1617 in a plunge base, 5/8" collar, 1/2" straight flute bit, and the mortise is 7/8" deep and 7/8" wide.

Neck mounted -
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Body mounted -
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Oooooh! Very nice job there David.
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Very interesting Dave, thanks.
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way cool Dave..
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Looks like a beauty in the works Dave. I really love the cut away design. Do you play? What material for the top, Maple?
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Thanks for the pictures Dave. I am presently attending a class on building an acoustic guitar and can't believe how much work is involved. I have never owned a guitar nor do I know how to play one, but hopefully when the project is completed, I will try to learn some basic cords and maybe play at mass on Sunday's. The guitar we are building is modeled on a Martin style. If you don't mind, I would like to show this jig to our instructor. We meet every other Saturday, but this week we are all going to be in Saratoga, NY for the Northeast Woodworking Association show, so our schedule is off by 2 weeks.

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WOW...very nice, I am currently waiting for some warm up to finish spraying an electric guitar body I have been working on. Your work is much better than mine....grats !!



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What material for the top, Maple?
I vote for Spruce.
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I am impressed. I wish I had the mechanical aptitude. Great stuff keep posting please
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Had the opportunity to get to the neck this evening and cut the tenon, but only after I took the fixture apart to modify it a tiny bit. Since I only looked at photos and didn't have any plans I sort of designed it as I went. Turns out the relief for template for the neck needed to be cut back another 3/4" or so to allow the template to go far enough back. So I cut that back and then put the neck in to make the tenon. I have to say it worked pretty good, I'm pleased with the results. Tomorrow I'll fit the tenon to the mortise as they are purposely a few thousandths shy of fitting straight off the router so you can hand fit to the tolerance you desire.

Almost finished -
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Tenon completed except for final hand fitting -
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