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Fret Jig

Here's a fret jig I made out of plexi. I can position the grain pattern just where I want it or in this case I had a scarf joint to hide, b…

Started by Scott Schoepf

2 Mar 2, 2017
Reply by Gary Stenzel

I Was Going "Nuts"....!

  ...it's ok, i'm not losing my sanity, though one aspect of my builds has been a hard nut to crack - that is, the humble "nut" - the one y…

Started by Slowpaw Steve T

6 Feb 21, 2017
Reply by Gary Stenzel

Almost perfect set of drill bits for installing a variety of tuners and general cigar box use

Saw this almost perfect set of drill bits for installing a variety of tuners and general cigar box use at Bunnings yesterday. The step dr…

Started by Titch the Clown

0 Dec 21, 2016

box bracing

What good are these for? pic. 1 When I first started making CBGs, I only made neck thrus. Since the box rides the neck, there is little to…

Started by Wichita Sam

4 Jan 24, 2016
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

Diamond core drill bit for fret dots etc

Acting on a tip given on the ukulele underground in an old thread I got onto ebay and looked up how much a Diamond coated core drill bit wo…

Started by Titch the Clown

4 Jan 24, 2016
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

Special Tools

I made this neck clamp with a broken two screw wood clamp (actually works better in this case  ) a saw guide for fretting and a pickup wind…

Started by Gary Ross

1 Mar 19, 2015
Reply by gary sheldon

indispensable..

As a new member of this group,i would like to know which tool/s you consider to be an absolute must and couldn't do without....

Started by micky rooney

10 Jun 3, 2014
Reply by gary sheldon

Power string winding bit

Simple speed winder for power drill. A small off cut, a worn screwdriver bit Three 8mm holes in a row - the middle one all the way through…

Started by Titch the Clown

2 May 11, 2014
Reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry

Raised Work Table

This is a real simple thing, a small platform raised off the main bench with a 6" pipe nipple and flanges. It is just a bit bigger than the…

Started by David McQueen

3 Apr 28, 2014
Reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry

Top Gluing Frame

I have been making my own boxes with solid wood.  The boxes are about 8" x 10" and the tops are 1/8" thick.  My saw will only cut 2 1/2" th…

Started by David McQueen

2 Apr 28, 2014
Reply by David McQueen

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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

box bracing

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker Jan 24, 2016. 4 Replies

Diamond core drill bit for fret dots etc

Started by Titch the Clown. Last reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker Jan 24, 2016. 4 Replies

Special Tools

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

indispensable..

Started by micky rooney. Last reply by gary sheldon Jun 3, 2014. 10 Replies

Power string winding bit

Started by Titch the Clown. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry May 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Raised Work Table

Started by David McQueen. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Apr 28, 2014. 3 Replies

Top Gluing Frame

Started by David McQueen. Last reply by David McQueen Apr 28, 2014. 2 Replies

Home made drill press

Started by Jimbo Cawthron. Last reply by Mike Strehlow Oct 21, 2013. 6 Replies

Wine bottle cutting jig

Started by Jan Westphal. Last reply by Mike Strehlow Oct 20, 2013. 4 Replies

Benchtop guitar clamp

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

Cutting Fret Slots on a Bandsaw?

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Lou "cubancigar2000" Feb 25, 2013. 6 Replies

Hot hide glue pot and storage

Started by Charlotte Henry. Last reply by David McQueen Feb 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Spoke Shave

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by jabes Jan 2, 2013. 5 Replies

tiny tools

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Habanera Hal Aug 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Homemade fret-end beveling file

Started by Turkeychicken. Last reply by PhilUSAFRet Mar 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone use the stewmac dragon rasp?

Started by Charlotte Henry. Last reply by Charlotte Henry Mar 11, 2012. 31 Replies

Rotary Rasps

Started by PhilUSAFRet Mar 8, 2012. 0 Replies

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