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Every cigar box guitar builder eventually makes their own unique setup in order to make things easier or make the guitars better. Let's see your favorite tools and jigs, whether homemade or store bought. We're especially looking for DIY ideas!
So what's your special tools?
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This is the fret slotting jig I use. I attached a block of wood to my fret saw with strong double-sided tape as a depth stop.
This is the jig I use to drill side dot markers on my fretboards.
I needed an aid in getting consistent alignment when installing fretboard side dots. Used a spare mandolin bridge cover (any piece of metal with a right angle will do) and drilled three holes for where to position dots for ukulele, CBG or regular sized guitar. See pic.
Anyone have a cheap alternative to a $110 fret crimper? Sorry, I can't drop that much on a pair of special pliers...
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
thickness sander im building capacity of 1 15/16" to 0" anything bigger can go into the planer
Getting ready for the fretboard production!
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
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.
Thanks, Duck. You want to get rid of a perfectly good rock? : )
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