Category - Wood Preparation

Find out how to resaw your own wood, prepare all the wood parts for your guitar and sources to find the wood.

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Shop Humidity
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Thickness Sanding Back Plates

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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Thickness Sanding Back Plates

One of the harder operations in the luthier trade is sanding the top plate and back/side sets to a consistent thickness. This is most easily completed with thickness planer and or a thickness sander, and if this is the equipment used in your shop, you need not read this article. If you do not posses a thickness planer[…]

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