My First Mold

Alexis Kruljac asked 3 weeks ago

Hi! I just built my first guitar mold and when I lay the mold on top of my plans it is not a perfect fit and has some slight inconsistencies (i.e. you can see it flush against my plans and template but other parts stray a little to far in or out on some curves).

However, all inconsistencies are within about 2 mm from the plans. Is this of any concern? or is the mold primarily used to hold the sides and make for an easier working surface when constructing the body?

Thanks!

Alexis Kruljac

1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 3 weeks ago

The mold is a helping tool, like a jig or a form that will make it easier for you to assemble everything.

While a couple mm is nothing to be too worried about, if it’s any worse than that, or really out of shape, then I would make the mold again.

You aren’t going to change the world for good or for bad with a couple mm of difference, so I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

Happy building.

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