"Special Tools " Either Bought or Homemade

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"Special Tools " Either Bought or Homemade

Hi Yall Thought it would be good for us all to share what Special tools we have or need , just to make this CBG thing a little less stress free.

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Fret Jig

Started by Scott Schoepf. Last reply by Gary Stenzel Mar 2, 2017. 2 Replies

I Was Going "Nuts"....!

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Gary Stenzel Feb 21, 2017. 6 Replies

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Comment by James Pobog on January 2, 2020 at 11:46am

Anyone have a cheap alternative to a $110 fret crimper? Sorry, I can't drop that much on a pair of special pliers...

Comment by michael spiker on October 22, 2017 at 5:01pm

thickness sander with and without dust collection ran pallet wood thru today very happy turning on the machine turns on an outlet that my shop vac is plugged into

Comment by michael spiker on September 28, 2017 at 7:47pm

thickness sander im building capacity of 1 15/16" to 0" anything bigger can go into the planer

Comment by martin baker on May 4, 2017 at 6:10pm

Getting ready for the fretboard production!

Comment by michael spiker on December 19, 2016 at 7:09am

new to the group just built this neck jig from scrap been moving towards building with truss rods havn't added the body supports yet

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on December 3, 2016 at 4:41pm

Nah, I'll just put it on the shelf next to the other relics.  Still have my first stone axe there. 

More into blues than rock anyway.

Comment by gary sheldon on December 3, 2016 at 4:29pm

Thanks, Duck.  You want to get rid of a perfectly good rock?  :  )

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on December 3, 2016 at 3:12pm

Hey Gary, nice mallet.  I may have to build one of those and retire my rock.

Comment by gary sheldon on December 3, 2016 at 11:52am

As much as I enjoy building gits and ukes,  I really get excited about making a few of my own tools and jigs.  Things that make building instruments more efficient and accurate.

Here is my first try at a mallet.  I left some bark on, because I can.  Next, my fret slot copying jig which I have built about 32 fretboards with.  The build instructions are somewhere on this site.  Then, my bench vice/clamp.  It can extend to 12" or more.  Then a marking gage which doesn't work too well.  I have also built a box joint cutting jig that is used with a router.

Comment by gary sheldon on December 3, 2016 at 11:23am

Rod.  That's funny.  I never noticed that mistake.

 

 

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Fret Jig

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Started by Gary Ross. Last reply by gary sheldon Mar 19, 2015. 1 Reply

indispensable..

Started by Seasick Mick. Last reply by gary sheldon Jun 3, 2014. 10 Replies

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Started by Mike Strehlow. Last reply by stringybark Oct 20, 2013. 1 Reply

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