Archive - January 18, 2010

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Luthier Handtools
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Tonewood Grading
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Shop Safety
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Resawing Tonewood

Luthier Handtools

One of the first things that comes to mind from first time instrument building is, what are the minimum tools that are required to make a good stringed instrument, and what experience is required? The purchase of proper tools is one of the most important decisions that can be made. Buying poorly made tools can not only be[…]

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Tonewood Grading

As you will find out there are a lot of terms connected with wood, especially tonewood, such as grading, tone, tap tone, color, grain pattern and run-out, just to name a few. Top tonewood and back tonewood are graded for different characteristics that are inherent in a certain species of wood. For instance: How To[…]

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Shop Safety

If you are building your first stringed instrument, you should have a basic knowledge of woodworking tools, their function, capacity and a knowledge of how to use them. If you don’t, I would suggest getting your hands on a good woodworking book and do some in-depth studying on the subject. Another option is to take[…]

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Resawing Tonewood

If you decide to get serious about lutherie as a hobby or as a profession, at some point in time you will want to explore merits of resawing wood. Now I’m not talking about logging here, but the purchase of lumber from qualified sources and sawing up the rough lumber yourself, using your shop equipment (i.e.[…]

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