I have created a tool that quickly and accurately adjusts the height of an acoustic guitar saddle. I have been using it in my shop for several years and thought I would share it in hopes of getting a little feedback.
It uses a fence on a disc sander in conjunction with radius templates and a pair of dial indicators to dial in the height.
It can also be used to copy a saddle or create a new saddle that is taller by a desired amount.
I have a video on YouTube describing its use.
I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts,
Well, I'm impressed - that fixture adds a level of precision I can't avoid admiring as I've gotten into machining in recent years!
Thanks, Frank! The idea came to me while working with sine bars. I find it very useful and a time saver. I’m interested in finding out if this approach appeals to anyone else in the community. I realize it is a bit unconventional and wouldn’t work in every shop.
Yep, that looks like a very nicely conceived and executed bit of kit. I am a very low volume hobbyist guitar maker so I am not ever going to do enough saddle making to justify such a thing. But I do still admire the idea, and the nice precision machining. Nice invention!
Thanks for checking it out, Thomas!
This is very cool and I love the engineering but like Mark, I would use it a couple of times a year. For a shop that does a lot of setups, I could see this as a real time saver/money maker.
Thanks Mark and Ned for checking it out and for the positive feedback. I appreciate you taking the time. It really is best suited for a shop that does a lot of setup work.