Dan Erlewine at FRETS.COM

Bridge Pin Slotter
© Frank Ford, 9/15/01; Photos by FF (A.S.I.A. Symposium, 3/21/01)

To get the perfect bridge pin fit, Dan sometimes adds or changes the slots in bridge pins, This simple fixture is another shop-built item that most of us ought to consider:

Take a block of hardwood and slot the top with a saw kerf

Drill and ream for a bridge pin:

Add a shim if necessary, to adjust the slot taper:

The scraper is simplicity itself. A screw tapped into the acrylic slide has an appropriate contour ground into its end:

A few strokes, and the job is done:

Best of all, it's repeatable!

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