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    The next leveling

    I have wanted one of these for quite some time. I looked at buying one but by the time I got one here in Canada it would have been like $600. So I decided to take a shot at building one myself. I have been at it for a couple weeks. I have a ways to go & the photos are just a mock up but it's starting to look like something. This will take my guitar setup skills to the next level. I am sure there will be a learning curve to using it as well as some mods to my design but I believe I am on the right track. This design should accommodate all electrics acoustics & basses. I will keep posting on here through the whole process. With some elbow grease & some scrounging I will be under $200 when this is complete. I am very excited about this project. I have ordered the appropriate fret leveling tools & they should be here in a couple weeks. This is it so far. It should be a productive fall & winter for me.
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    For some reason, maybe it's the new avatar, I feel like you're screaming at me...

    But cool--it should really help out.

    Let us know.
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    wow that is really cool!

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    I thought on it for a while on how I was going to support it & this made the most sense. I picked up these 2 inexpensive workmate style benches on sale 55% off for $17 each. This works perfectly leaving this system easy to store & portable too! I do a fair amount of work on Vancouver Island so I can take it with me when I go over there. I could not ask for it to be anymore stable then it is so that idea was a total win for me. These will be used for nothing but this jig so I will customize them anyway that will improve this system. I picked up some cork to cover the deck with today at a local art supply store for $20. I need to make a neck jack next.
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    It works! Using this sure shows what the neck does under tension. Everything rides on the pull on the headstock. I am going to be pacing the floor now waiting for my tools to arrive in the mail. Lol.
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    Well, I gotta say....That looks pretty high-tech. What do the gauges measure?
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    The gauges are set to zero while the guitar is in tune. When the tension is removed when the strings are loose the gauges will react & show me how far the neck relieved & then I simply adjust the rods to push against the neck to put the needles back on zero & lock the rods in place. Then I know the neck is exactly where it was when the guitar was in tune.
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    Brilliant!

    I wish we were neighbours.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Looks good KC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublewah View Post
    Brilliant!

    I wish we were neighbours.
    me too!!!!

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