Metalworking, Machining, Tool & Fixture Making for Luthiers (33)

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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

DIY buffing wheel for cheap. Is it worth it?

I've just seen this Instructable about how anyone can build a cotton buffing wheel with a very low investment of time and money. What do yo…

Started by Alexander López

3 Aug 20, 2012
Reply by nathan clark

jigs/fixtures for radiusing fingerboards

Hello all.  My name is Brian and I work as a folk harp builder for Stoney End harps here in Red Wing, MN.  I went to school for guitar repa…

Started by Brian Stewart

10 May 6, 2012
Reply by nick-p

I want this for Christmas!

After looking the video, I went nuts for this tool: the Jointmaker Pro v2. It's like a bench saw that needs no electricity, the cuts are in…

Started by Alexander López

3 Apr 16, 2012
Reply by John

Need technical advice: building electrical frame-saw (3 blades)

Hello to you all!I’m in the process of making a “frame-saw”, a frame holding multiple saw-blades (3). I have managed to make a “hand oppera…

Started by Bart van Weperen

10 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by Bart van Weperen

Towner Vibrato Retrofit Kit

I've invented a way to NOT DRILL HOLES in your guitar body when installing a BIGSBY B3, B30 or B60 vibrato bar. It's a very simple and inex…

Started by Christian J Towner

1 May 22, 2011
Reply by Pierre-Antoine Roiron

Deadhead sander

Hey everyone! i make guitar parts, mainly les paul style bodies and necks, and was wondering if anyone had any decent resources about buyin…

Started by Tom Bartlett

6 Dec 16, 2010
Reply by nick-p

Selecting a Band Saw

I am a hobbyist guitar player/repairer/constructor - and have in the past constructed a number of solid body electrics. For those projects…

Started by Richard Higgins

20 May 7, 2010
Reply by FRANK


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