Archive - February 2015

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Using a Scraper
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How to Make Wood Binding
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Constructing the Georgia Luthier Supply Fret Slotting System
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Side Spreader Jacks

Using a Scraper

You will really get some payback by taking some time to master the use of a cabinet scraper. They are simply various shapes of harden sheet steel with a burnished edge on them, allowing you to plane down an area of wood in a hurry, while having a silky smooth finished surface. They can be used for a variety of uses as are explained in this informative article on making and using Hand Scrapers.

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How to Make Wood Binding

The first step you should make in making your wood binding is to read the article of Wood Binding Wood Selection, if you haven’t already done so. Tools and Materials: Band Saw Table Saw Drum Sander 4″ C Clamps or Bessey Clamps 2-Part Epoxy Glue 2-1/2″ x 3/4″ x 32″ Hardwood Clamping Cauls 3/16″ x[…]

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Constructing the Georgia Luthier Supply Fret Slotting System

Our fret slotting system will save you a considerable amount of time and since the fretboard the most accuracy, our system will allow you to get your fretting dead-on accurate for any scale you choose. The system requires several items that any will equipped wood shop already has. The tool list is as follows: Table[…]

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Side Spreader Jacks

Not all luthiers utilize these handy jacks as they are used to hold the pre-bent guitar sides tight against an inside form. Also, if you use either our new Adjustable Inside Form, or Side Forms, you will want to use spreader jacks with these forms as well. I do use the inside form and I[…]

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