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I had to lay out the distance between the front edge of the nut and the centerline of the saddle to create tooling for the bridge location. I did this on paper using the table saw’s flat surface (shown in the picture). Then I used the One Two Three blocks as a guide to glue up the tooling’s “saddle.” It’s easy to see how it works by the pictures… I used the Stewart MacDonald calculator for generating the absolute distance between the nut face and the centerline of the saddle. It worked pretty well. The intonation was close – I’ll probably add about .020 the next time around.

PS: The instructions for StewMac calculator are ’embedded’ in an instructional video: “Is this Bridge Saddle in the right place?

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