Tag - guitar building tools

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Surface Sanders Part 2
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Guitar Inside Form
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Using a Scraper
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Side Spreader Jacks
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Using The Saddle Channel Routing Jig
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Saddle Channel Routing Jig
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Inlay Cutting Jig
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Stationary Belt Sander Fence
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Surface Sanders – Part 1
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Japanese Pull Saws

Surface Sanders Part 2

Sanding Sticks: We really can’t finish the discussion of surface sanders without touching upon the value that sanding sticks adds to our arsenal of tools. These simple odd-shaped assortment of wood covered with sandpaper is often a life-safer tool when we really need them. You will find that just when you have all of the sanding sticks[…]

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Guitar Inside Form

The Inside Form is one of the most-used jigs you will have in your shop. The Inside Form if very popular with many luthiers for many reasons, which we will discuss below. Inside Forms can be used for most any acoustic instrument including acoustic and classical guitars, ukuleles, mandolins and hollow body electrics. What Are The[…]

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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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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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Using The Saddle Channel Routing Jig

Our Saddle Channel Routing Jig will give you the accuracy and versatility that you need to cut your saddle channel with confidence. This article gives you all the direction as to how to use this jig and how to make adjustments.

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Saddle Channel Routing Jig

Saddle Channel Routing Jig Plans – Very detailed plans of a great tool to make life easier when cutting that all-important slot for your saddle in the bridge. Works on bridges mounted on the guitar too. Full range of adjustment for compensation, cutting length and securement to the bridge.

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Inlay Cutting Jig

Inlay Cutting Jig Plans – Very detailed plans of a great tool to make life easier when cutting shell inlays for guitar necks, headstocks and bodies. Immediate electronic download of PDF file which consists of (1) 24″ x 36″ printable plan showing the assembled jig with all dimension and complete notes. This article also instructs you how to build this useful jig for about $10.00, including air pump to blow away dust particles and convenient attachment to your workbench.

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Stationary Belt Sander Fence

If you own or plan to buy a Stationary Belt Sander, one of the first accessories you will want to make for you sander is your own fence that you can easily take off and install. Many of the higher end Stationary Belt Sanders allow you to flip the cast iron table upward so you[…]

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Surface Sanders – Part 1

Making Surface Sanders: Sanding sticks and Surface Sanders are some of the simplest and also the most valuable shop aids you can have around. You can hog out a lot of wood and finish it with a razor sharp chisel, but you will still have a need to sand it smooth, especially for finishing work.[…]

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Japanese Pull Saws

If you don’t have any experience with these saws, then take note of this article. These saws have saved so much of my time, I can’t even begin to tell you what a life-saver they have been. My trusty Dovetail Saw used to do most of my evil little chores, but if not kept in[…]

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