Prepping Guitar Plates and Prepping Brace Blanks for Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am back to work on Guitar #116! I cut the bookmatched pairs of the back and soundboard to shape on the small bandsaw and thickness the plates. Then we talk about bracing stock and grain orientation and other important factors to consider when prepping your brace blanks. Lastly, we cut some blanks out and sand a radius into their mating surfaces.

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