"Thanks Bob, took me awhile to get it done too, and I was pretty anxious to make that slot in the sled. Whew. I wasn't happy with any of the birch ply at the big box stores and the nearest Rockler is a couple hundred miles…"
Just finished converting a Harbor Freight tile saw to a fret slotting saw using a Stew-Mac fret slotting blade.Sled is 3/4" birch plywood from Rockler, as are the rails and fences. I used an Irvin 140 tooth hollow ground 7 1/4" circular saw bladed…
"I like your tile saw idea, you get to see the cuts, let me know how it works.
I figured cutting a fret slot would be light duty for the saw, that setting it up would be the challenge for me and the saw. Something like hooch's set up…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I recently took up the guitar and someone mentioned them to me and I ordered a kit and thought this could be a fun hobby to do at my girlfriends house where we share a work space.
I just got a request to build a four string mandolin for a friend and came here looking for plans or other and other ideas.