Guitarmaker Issue 48
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The Repair Issue
Cover photo: repairing a bridge.
Thank you to Judy Threet and Ren Ferguson for serving on the board. A call to recruit new members and a reminder about the Guitarmaker online forum.
Bridge Saddle Stuff
An approach to cutting an intonated, accurate saddle slot using the Stewart-MacDonald Saddle Routing Jig. With 19 Photos.
repair; bridge; tools, jig
An approach to fitting bridge pins into a new bridge and bridge plate. With 26 photos.
Patching Holes in Spruce
The author patches two small screw holes in a spruce soundboard. He uses small gouges and a scrap of matching spruce to make a nearly invisible repair. With 22 photos.
repair; tools, hand
Strat Pickguard Rout
Make a template for custom wooden pickguards. Start by gluing together three thin plastic pickguards... With 9 photos.
repair; tools, jig; pick guard
Dan's Quick Jack
Make a small jack for regluing loose braces, etc. Start with a miniature quick-grip clamp… With 11 photos.
repair; tools, hand
A method for repairing a mandolin that has sprung apart. With 9 photos.
repair; mandolin; tools, jig
World's Smallest Guitar
The world's smallest electric guitar carved out of silicon and no longer than a single cell. The perfect travel guitar? With 1 photo.
Inside Calton Cases
History, operation, and a shop tour of Calton Cases in Canada. With 15 photos. This article is reprinted in Issue 73.
The Guitar of Life
The authour and a pack of Cub Scouts build a guitar which will be donated to Guitars for Life. Guitars for Life sponsor fund-raising concerts for children with rare and life-threatening illnesses. With 5 photos.
Motorized Rim Sander
Build a motorized sander with interchangeable dished disks. With 8 photos
Low-Budget Photo Studio
Frank Ford proves that you can create an effective photo studio in the smallest of spaces with the smallest of investment. Can 25,000 photos be wrong? With 15 photos.
The author demonstrates inlaying a segmented rosette with a Whiteside inlay kit that consists of a router bit, template guide and offset bushing. With 6 photos.
tools, jig; inlay
Review of A Guitarmaker's Canvas, Martin Guitar Masterpieces, and Art that Sings, three books that focus on art, design, and decoration of guitars.
Tax Tips for Luthiers
A condensed discussion of 2003 tax law changes that might affect your business.