- Jul 7, 2012
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Peter, that CAD drawing really helped me to understand. Tons of thanks!! Pictures and drawings are worth a thousand words!The angle is the important part. The thickness is irrelevant. The thickness does not change the angle just offsets the distance so you would need a longer bit.
PS - quick cad dwg - the thickness of the template itself doesn't make any difference. I have 3/8" shown. It could be 1/2" or 3/4" it would not change the angle.
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Now I can *see* how the MDF thickness is irrelavent in regards to its ability to affect the stated angle. This is because The MDF itself is 'not' a wedge. Both sides of the MDF (upper and lower) are parallel to each other thus maintaining the 7-7.5° angle set by the wedges. Like both you and Daniel said, "The thickness of the MDF is irrelavent." In fact, hypothetically speaking, I can see how the MDF could be as thick as five inches and still not affect the angle route of 7 to 7.5 degrees set by the wedges.
Now I can clearly *see* why some mahogany remains after the cut.
I can also see how the results of the secondary-control-route seat the "upper pots" (closest to the bridge) very close to 90° to the carved top. Also the lower pots (closest to the edge of the body) are barely affected by the secondary-control-route.
Very good! Thank you Peter!