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Luthieria Selmer Maccaferri Neck

Luthieria Selmer Maccaferri Neck

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 Astep-by-step guide to building a laminated body Selmer-Maccaferri guita
B
UILDING A
S
ELMER 
M
ACCAFERRI
G
UITAR 
Michael Collins
 
The Heel
The heel should now be prepared to be glued to theneck shaft.Using the neck template,transfer the curveofthe heel to the side ofyour block.The block mustinclude the extra depth for the dovetail.Rough-cut the curve ofthe block on the band sato reduce some ofthe waste you must carve later.The sides ofthe oval hole block should be tapered sothe top is 2
1
/
4
in•57.1mm and the base is 1
3
/
4
in•44.4mm.The sides ofthe D-hole block should be 2
7
/
16
•61.9mmat the top and 2
1
/
8
•53.9mm at the base.These tapersmust reference the centerline ofthe block to keepeverything in order.Once the heel has been correctly roughed out,glueit into position on the neck shaft.Use two clamps andpreventthe block from slipping out ofposition as yousetthe clamps.Allow the entire glue-up to dry for a minimum of one hour.
Page 178 
UILDING
ELMER 
-M 
ACCAFERRI 
UITAR 
13.23: The neck shaft side template is used to layout the rough shape ofthe heel block.Use the full size diagram sup- plied when you make your side tem- plate.13.24: The heel taper is drawn so it is slightly oversize on the block and cut on the band saw.13.26: Clamp the block to the neck shaft  just be hind where the neck shaft chamfering ends.
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13.25: The heel.Scale = 100% 
 
Cutting the Slots for the AluminumRe-enforcement Rods
Slots are cut into the fingerboard surface ofthe neck shaft toaccept the aluminum re-enforcing rods.Theslots are W =
1
/
8
in•3.1mm x H =
1
/
8
in•9.5mm.Therods have evenly spaced holes,drilled through them toreduce weight.To further reduce weight and increasestrength youcould use carbon fiber re-enforcementstrips available through Stew-Mac and LMI.Clamp a piece ofplywood and a fence onto the drillpress table.Use a
1
/
4
in•6.3mm bit.Set the fence so thecenter ofthe bit will drill through the center ofthe widthofthe rod.Place the rod against the fence and drill ahole at the dovetail end.Move the rod
7
/
16
in•11.1mm.Drive a nail through the first hole into the plywood table.The nail should contact one edge ofthe first hole to actas a stop for the next hole.Drill your next hole andrepeat.Hold the rod securely against the fence and theplywood table to prevent the rod from rising into thebit.You should not drill past the zero fret position onthe rod.When all holes have been drilled,remove any burrswith a file.
CHAPTER 13• T 
HE 
ECK 
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13.27: Testing the fit ofthe aluminum strips.

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