Metalworking, Machining, Tool & Fixture Making for Luthiers (30)

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Tool for adjusting saddle radius and height

Hello All, I have created a tool that quickly and accurately adjusts the height of an acoustic guitar saddle.  I have been using it in my s…

Started by Jamie Roadman

7 Nov 22, 2016
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Ribbeke Binding Machine plans

I am trying to find the plans to the binding machine that LMII used to carry.  Does anyone know where I can find them?

Started by John K Larson Jr

18 Jan 27, 2015
Reply by Karan Singh

making tuning keys

Hello friends i saw mr.Frank Fords website posts and got made is he a human or a robert doing this job. cant believe how can he make the d…

Started by rahoul waghmare

3 Nov 17, 2014
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Classical Guitar Fingerboard Tapering

I've had a devil of a time tapering ebony and rosewood fingerboards.  No matter how sharp I set my plane, tear-out occur. I'm searching for…

Started by Cameron Petersen

9 Jun 25, 2014
Reply by Cameron Petersen

What blade to get for this Bandsaw?

It's a Universal Products 3 Speed Bandsaw, model is UBS14UL, 0.3 hoursepower. It's my friends and we want to use it for a few simple tasks…

Started by eliya

5 Feb 6, 2014
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please see attached photo.. i believe the best way to get the sheared screw remains out from inside the threaded shaft is to take the s…

Started by Tony

18 Apr 28, 2013
Reply by Tony

Drill Press Runout

I recently picked up a nearly new Jet 3/4 HP, 16 speed drillpress at an estate sale for a great price.  After getting it home and setting i…

Started by Larry Schultz

12 Apr 21, 2013
Reply by Robbie Collins

1951 Supro Comet Control Plate Question

I have a 1951 Supro Comet Lap Steel that I am working on... and I need some advice... thoughts... I have the metal control plate off - whic…

Started by Jason Gatewood

0 Mar 14, 2013

New threads for Parrot Vise (size of acme screw)

I was wondering if anyone knew what size the lead screw on the parrot vise is. Mine's commenced to slip at the handle (I like to clamp hard…

Started by Tom Sommerville

2 Dec 22, 2012
Reply by Tom Sommerville

Using an Arbor Press for fretting

I've already got a 1-ton arbor press that I'd like to use for press-fitting frets. I was going to order Stew-Mac's arbor press caul, but no…

Started by Larry Schultz

23 Aug 29, 2012
Reply by Dan Pennington


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