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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2018, 08:10:41 AM »
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2018, 03:34:08 PM »
Update:

First pass of bridge complete--here are some progress shots!





More to come when the rough edges are smoothed out and the saddles come out.
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2018, 05:48:51 PM »
Cool.  Are you planning to using it as a floating bridge or fixing it somehow? 
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2018, 07:21:36 PM »
Thanks. Yes, I’m ultimately going to block the trem.
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2018, 02:18:57 PM »
Nothing cooler than watching CNC chips fly.  Especially for a fly.  lol

Really nice so far... looks like some fairly aggressive cuts but nice finish, just the way to do aluminum so it doesn't smear. 

Smart clamping move to do the underside first too!

Can't wait to see next steps
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2018, 02:33:17 PM »
Thanks, Billy! Will keep you (and everyone posted).
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2018, 05:26:10 PM »
Update: bridge and saddles fabricated!



There are a variety of next steps, but I wanted to share the progress; primarily because of how cool I think this is :)
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2018, 07:01:07 PM »
Wow!
Looks awesome!
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2018, 07:16:12 PM »
Thanks!!
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2018, 08:03:11 PM »
That just LOOKS expensive!

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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2018, 08:25:51 PM »
That just LOOKS expensive!

 :D thanks! The block of aluminum was about $30  ;D
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2018, 03:37:13 PM »
Wow, that looks great!  I bet it didn't take any time at all to machine it.  lol

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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2018, 04:21:03 PM »
I bet it didn't take any time at all to machine it.  lol

Haha! We pressed the "Go" button and out it came!!  :P
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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2018, 07:42:47 AM »
!!!!!

Wow!

Looks fantastic, and that's gotta be the hardest part to make happen, there rest is just being careful..congrats, can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Re: Tension Question for Parker Fly 12-String Hybrid Project
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2018, 09:41:52 AM »
Thanks man! Yeah, I do think of that as the hardest part.

After a few conversations I’ve had with Billy offline, he recommended performing some simulations of stress tests on basswood and mahogany guitar necks and truss rod anchors. So we’re effectively building cheap-o mock necks just to make sure that the truss rod anchors don’t cause wood compression. I’m thinking we’ll have to go with a Mojo to support the added tension, but maybe we can use a Deluxe. I’ll let everyone know how that turns out!
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