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Martin sanding info...

I obtained this from Dan Lucas, of a builders resource site. He lives near the Martin factory and shared it with permission, so I'm doing t…

Started by Mike Kolb

2 Jul 6
Reply by Frank Ford

Useless or useful

Most high-end acoustic guitars have individual fitted bridge pins, here is a small tool I made on a laser cutter for keeping track of your…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

10 Jul 5
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

Workshop job charts

Wondering today about making up some kind of whiteboard/pin board thing so I can see at a glance what instruments are in the shop and what…

Started by Keith R

2 Jul 5
Reply by Keith R

Plastic bag mask for lacquer overspray?

I saw a photo of someone doing it and wondered if others are. Sure would be a time saver when just doing a  neck touchup. Masking a body wi…

Started by David Farmer

7 Jul 2
Reply by Russell Vance

Pricing stainless steel fret dress

I don't do this, but I've started wondering of late if I ought to charge more for dressing stainless steel frets. The last job, an old Toka…

Started by Keith R

37 Jun 30
Reply by Keith R

Laser engraved Gretsch backplate

I need to make a new backplate for a vintage Gretsch Country Gentleman I took a photo of the old backplate then very carefully traced out t…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

1 Jun 29
Reply by Paul Verticchio

Reducing chipping on Ebony fretboard .

Hi guys , Ive been refretting an ebony board and it"s flaking and chipping like crazy . The job is done now , but Ive been wondering if a s…

Started by Len Biglin

8 Jun 27
Reply by David Farmer

Problem: lacquer racking along fret slot on maple neck re-fret

Howdy, I'm working on a re-fret of my made-in-Japan Fender Malmsteen Strat,  I've removed the frets without issue, used a triangle file to…

Started by John Cartwright

43 Jun 25
Reply by Walter W Wright

Magic :) Fretboard gunk removal fluid

Hi, fellow knights for the 6 stings.. I have a magic potion for getting rid of fretboard gunk..  By accident, I discovered a fluid that wor…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

10 Jun 24
Reply by Frank SIlano

Stabby String Ends!

This is something that bothers me every time I restring. So: a lot! I really dislike stabby little string ends sticking out of a capstan. I…

Started by Keith R

10 Jun 24
Reply by Frank SIlano


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