Archive - November 2010

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Finishing Inlays
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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays
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Guitar Finishing – Compressed Air Setup
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Final Guitar Preparation Prior to Finishing
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Guitar Templates – How To Make Templates
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Tonewood for Guitar Tops
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Setting Up a Spray Booth
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Guitar Building Plans
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Guitar Bridge
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How to Re-saw Tonewood

Finishing Inlays

Learn how to properly sand your inlays, polish the fretboard and do the final touch-ups and tune-ups to make the inlay look their best in this article. Also tips on addressing small imperfections and equipment that should be used for your protection of the pearl dust.

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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays

This article on Custom Guitar Inlays, deals with the proper gluing techniques to fill the routed inlay channels. How to mix the glue and matching filling medium, filling techniques and getting optimal results.

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Guitar Finishing – Compressed Air Setup

Finishing a guitar is one of the more difficult tasks, especially for the person who is inexperienced with finishing operations. This article explains the system that I use, the equipment to purchase and how to install it to get the best, most trouble-free finish possible.

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Final Guitar Preparation Prior to Finishing

This article on Final Preparation for your guitar prior to the finishing operation is a critical step that you should not skip or take too lightly. We will take you through several operations for you to complete prior to beginning any finishing steps to your guitar.

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Guitar Templates – How To Make Templates

Guitar Templates – You will want to make your guitar templates permanent and accurate. Learn which materials to consider for this invaluable tool and how to make a great set of templates for your guitar shop.

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Tonewood for Guitar Tops

Selection of the guitar top plate tonewood is one of the most important steps you can make in the wood selection process. The top is the most influential piece of wood that shapes the guitars volume and tone color attributes. So follow these tips and if you find some great tonewood stock, load up on it and use if for many years to come.

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Setting Up a Spray Booth

If you intend to spray any volatile liquids in your shop, you should consider setting up a spray booth or a room for this operation. The spray booth will safely carry away any dangerous fumes from the spraying operation and thus minimize the explosion hazard that a spraying operation carries with it. Spray Booth Size:[…]

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Guitar Building Plans

The importance of having a great set of guitar building plans cannot be emphasized enough. Visualize your guitar plan as the road map, your sense or direction or your primary guitar building tool that is your teacher in guiding you through this endeavor. This is of special importance to the luthier just starting out. If[…]

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Guitar Bridge

The guitar bridge is one of the most significant parts of the tone producing network on the acoustic guitar or the classical guitar. If the guitar bridge is not constructed properly, installed properly or not constructed of the proper materials, it can cause the luthier a considerable amount of grief and the result is a[…]

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How to Re-saw Tonewood

Re-sawing your own guitar wood on a bandsaw can be a bit tricky if your saw and fence are not setup perfectly. We will take you through the process step by step, including how to correct for blade drift and making test cuts to properly prepare you saw.

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