This shows essential steps during preparation of a fully compensated saddle.
Use an easy clean up water marker.
Sand the saddle top arch to shape first. Then mark the edge. The saddle is clamped in a tall Gyro Vise.
File the compensation ramps. The green shows and ensures that the original curve is retained throughout the filing operation. Use a square rat tail and a cabinet makers file. After the ramps are filed and sanded smooth, use a wet rag to wipe off the green.
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