Category - The Guitar Shop

We will cover things specifically related to the workings of the guitar shop, from working environment to wood storage, tool setups and much more.

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Setting Up a Spray Booth
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How to Re-saw Tonewood
3
Bandsaw Setup
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Table Saw Setup
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Table Saw Tips
6
Shop Humidity

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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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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Bandsaw Setup

Intent on re-sawing your own top and back plates from exotic lumber? Then this article is a must read for you . We show you how to properly set blade tension, get the proper bandsaw blades and set the guide blocks like a pro so you can make flawless cut.

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Table Saw Setup

The Table Saw can be one of the most dangerous tools in the wood shop, especially if it is not set up correctly. Wood can kick back, splinter and become dangerous flying objects. Learn about blades, fence setup, trundle setup and what fences, and safety equipment you should use.

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Table Saw Tips

The table saw is the work horse of the wood shop. It is also one of the most dangerous. We have here several tips that will help you complete you table saw cutting tasks more efficiently, have better quality and make for a safer work environment.

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Shop Humidity

  We really cannot have a discussion about making acoustic instruments without talking about the careful control of humidity in the luthier shop. Wood has the ability to take on moisture and shed moisture due to the environment that in which it currently exists. If the shop has a humidity that is too high, which would usually[…]

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