Adventures in bridge work… Part 3.  Bone saddle.  The saddle from the old bridge was glued in and did not come out easily.  The kerf from the table saw left a larger slot, so I had to make a new saddle anyway.  I decided on bone because it is a common if not standard bridge material, plus I knew there were dog bones around the property.  After trying this, I would highly recommend against it, mainly due to smell.  Cutting bone smells god awful.  All of this work was done in my dad’s shop, which is great, but not set up for small detail work, so I had to do some things the hard way.  Here is the progress so far…


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