I finally got started on my first reso, I have the reso part done and
now onto the "bolt on neck" part. I will start in on the frame to attach
it to. Back Porch MoJo Reso.
 Cut out a round disk, chiseled out a "well" to hold the reso, drilled some holes, and cut out the inside part, it has a cut
where the saw went through to get to the inside, but I glued it back
                                                     Cheers Ron.

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Very interesting build, please share more pictures and details! (sources for your parts, what kind of wood, etc would be great too!)
I am brainstorming on a similar build for the future. It may end up being a little heavy, but I have a larger box with a thicker top and was considering a routed step and hole in a thicker front arrangement. But I have no idea-how does the height of the cone work out?
I guess the bridge and neck have to come together at the right height, so I figured I would start with the bridge, this is also affected by the reso cover if you have one. So I started at the bottom of the box and worked my way up.
The wood is some piece of 1X6 could be spruce, like in 2X4's, it was what I had and was within arms reach. Routed top would work well as long as it does not end up to high.
I do not know about the angle of the strings over the bridge as this will determine on how hard they press down on the reso, I do not know what pressure is ideal for the cone I have. The reso does add some the gray matter needed by me to get this thing to sing.
Cheers Ron.
Bridge height is the $1000 dollar question here.
Maybe you could help me out here, first what cone is that, second, perhaps you could provide a critical measurement for me. with the cone laying on a flat surface, and with the bridge/biscuit whatever arrangement you are using, measure the height of the bridge from the base/flat surface? Maybe you ould lay a straight edge across the bridge and measure to the base?
Sure would appreciate it, as it would tell me if what I planning is feasable or if I need to paln another approuch.
It is Back Porch MoJo reso cone and cover. It was a treat to myself. That other guy ?? has some nice cones as well they seem to fit flatter in the box.
This is him:
Yes I can do that and post it up tonight for you.
Cheers Ron.
You will have to to give a rain check until tomorrow.
Cheers Ron.
I hope this makes sense to you
The reso cone its self is 5/8"
The biscuit is 1/4" the bridge when sitting in the biscuit slot is 13/16"
Cheers Ron.
Not sure, since the center of the cone is dished and I am not familiar with how the biscuit/bridge sits down in it.
Total height as assembled?
Thanks! Mark
The reso with biscuit and bridge is 1" and 8/16ths.
Cheers Ron.
Not to be a smart a$$, but isn't 1" and 8/16ths" the same as saying an inch and a half? I'm just saying.

Mungo Park said:
The reso with biscuit and bridge is 1" and 8/16ths.
Cheers Ron.
LOL. Well yes, I was assuming thats what he meant. But I would still like that verified.
In the end though, I guess either way I am just gonna have to pick up a res cone and bridge and sort this out. 1.5" is way up from where I hoped it would be.
Thanks for the help though!
Well yes it is now that you mention it, I measured and it came to 1 and 7/16ths but I had shaved a hair off of mine so I added a bit, and hey I thought their were no rules 16/16ths and 16/32ndths to be much more accurate. Next time I should go metric and then it will be really messed up, 3.8cm sounds about right to me.
If you want a flat one look at the old Low ones, but I have not ordered on of these before.
Cheers Ron.
Thanks Ron,
I am not familiar with many sources, can you tell me what the "old low" one might be?
A res cone that was small diameter and low profile would make things much easier.
Thanks again,


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