In this shop page I describe various tools, jigs and machines that I have designed or modified from existing designs and constructed to make the process of instrument building easier or more precise
Instrument backs and sides usually come in book-
A joiner is needed to apply pressure to the two halves as they are glued together to form the full back board or front sound board.
This joiner applies top pressure to keep the two sides aligned and applies side pressure to make a strong edge bond between the edges of the two halves of wood.
The Thickness Sander
The thinkness sander finds a great many uses in the guitar shop. Primarily, it is used to sand all raw front, back and side woods down to a specific thickness; usually .10” to .12” for backs and .08” to .11” for fronts and sides.
The use of thickness planers are not recommended at this fine level of wood thicknessing.
The sander uses a kit-
3” wide velcro-
The roller is almost completely enclosed in a windowed box with an opening on the side to allow a shop-
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