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Bpower
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11/09/2021 11:02 pm  

There are a lot of tools you can buy for guitar building that would break the bank if you tried to get them all. What I can not afford I try and build until I can afford to get the nice stuff.ย 

For instance.... A few people want me to make them an acoustic guitar after seeing and hearing mine so I'll be building more than I thought when I first started this journey. A thickness sander would make a few jobs a lot nicer. So far I have been using a hand plane for most and cabinet scraper/sanding block

for the crazy grain stuff. It works but it is pretty labour intensive and a little inconsistant on thickness if you are not careful. For some odd reason I can't convince my wife that a new thickness sander would be worth the money... yet.ย  It is only around $1500.00 CAD. So... I looked around my shop and shed and found enough scraps to try and make one. And it actually works. It is not big enough for a joined front or back but now I'm thinking about making a bigger one with an old electric motor.ย 

So... end of the day... I think I've only spent about $70.00. Not too bad. I'll just buy the stuff that I can't make first. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 Russ
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12/09/2021 12:44 pm  

Very impressive @bpower.ย 

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mattbeels
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12/09/2021 9:57 pm  

Looks awesome @bpower, great job!

Pratice on scrap...


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Robin
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12/09/2021 10:20 pm  

I like you're style @bpower , part of the fun of guitar building for me is finding a way to do it. You're next challenge is to add dust extraction to your thicknesser.


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Bpower
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12/09/2021 10:25 pm  

Already thought of the dust extraction @robin. If I hadn't broken my hole saw I would have done it. It will have one but for now I just could wait to try it out. ๐Ÿ™‚


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Marcel
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15/09/2021 10:55 am  

Brilliant!

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception"
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cheesewhisk
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15/09/2021 11:01 am  

That is really awesome


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Bpower
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16/09/2021 5:18 pm  

My next handmade tool is not as extravagant as the sander but it works. I had some old roller skates in the shed. I took the bearings out of them and make a fretwire bending tool. Not fancy but it worked. ๐Ÿ™‚

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