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fingerboard dot template/drawings - phew!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by frederic b. hodshon, Aug 30, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    just finished SEVEN templates for 34" and 35" scale various string count fretboard dot placement.

    a lot goes into getting these things just right.

    string layout, scale length, string dia, etc...

    i'm done!

    fun project.

    there, i posted without mentioning my CAD program.

    may i come back to the corner?

    f
     
  2. Screw 'em Fred...

    You just keep doing what you've been doing. The 20th century will catch up to them sooner or later. :D
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    thanks hammy!

    here's a lousy jpg conversion of my drawing:

    [​IMG]


    f
     
  4. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Are the strings set to equal spaces at the nut, and equal centers at the bridge?
     
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    This is the way I do it.
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    for this client/project, yes.

    f
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    dual dimensioning kicks butt!

    f
     
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Engineers get excited about such silly things!

    :spit:

    ;)
     
  9. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Hey fred, is it me or do those fingerboards look awfully wide down at the 24th fret end?
     
  10. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    It's not just you!
     
  11. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    i'll double check the 24th fret width tonight.

    thanks for reminding me!!!

    f
     
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    y'allz were right. thanks for the heads up!!!

    fixed the width and shipped it!

    [​IMG]

    f
     
  13. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    That's what we're here for - criticizing other people who are still up working at midnight!