On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 09:18:58AM +0100, Michael Johnson spake thusly:
> I think it very wise to work the way Jan describes, if the bottom
> board is to go on last. Indeed I have tried that way but feel it is
> much more important to have scantling and framing well jointed and
> sound, so bottomboards are fitted before soundboards. The hitchpin
> rail on my instruments are always let into the spine soundboard liner.
> The important detail is to have the rail stopped at the front so you
> have a positive location when fitting the soundboard for a forward
> position. It cannot go back because it is stopped off by the tail.
> Owen mentioned it can float and I have tried both ways. no difference
> in sound or stability was noted.
I don't quite follow you... you say it's important for it to be
stopped at the front, but then you say it doesn't matter if it's
floating or not...? Forgive my cluelessness...