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Home made luthier/shop tools
« on: January 26, 2009, 06:05:34 AM »
Shadow gave me a great idea.  Let's post pictures/descriptions of our home made tools we use in our building/rehabbing shops.  I'll kick things off with my home made fret press.  It's a $49 Harbor Freight arbor press and a Stew Mac fret caul set up.  Works great and I can use it to press other stuff as well.



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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 06:08:26 AM »
Here's my home made router table.  I can even adjust the bit height from above with my 3/16" nut drive.  Cost me $10 to make..............



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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 08:18:49 PM »
Gave me some good ideas
I have the workshop counter built , but need to build a wall and get it heated

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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 06:43:43 AM »
there are so many things you can build yourself.  I'm working on a buffing station now and will post pictures when I finish it.
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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 08:27:53 AM »
Here's the buffing station with the arbor attached.  I ordered a 1/3 hp motor that comes in on Monday, then I'll mount that to the back of the stand and we're good to go!





Here are the 12" wheels from SM I'll use..............

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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 04:10:17 AM »
I dread the  - most certainly imminent here - pics of Scott's Saw II ...  :o :-X :-\
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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 05:48:00 AM »
I dread the  - most certainly imminent here - pics of Scott's Saw II ...  :o :-X :-\

Yeah, and even better would be an action shot of the dismembering of some unsuspecting T-Bird!!!!!!!!!!!!  :vader:
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 06:32:22 AM »
Yes, with a mad grin he would say to the bass, "now this might hurt just a little ..., but it's all for the sake of advancing your species ...". House of Pain.
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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 06:54:41 AM »
No pain, no gain, as they say in the NFL!  8)
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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 09:19:11 AM »
I made some changes to my station.  I decided it would be better to mount the motor directly below the arbor.  Better location than trying to hang it off the back.  So I cut pass through holes in the two shelves and now I have the motor mounted just under the second shelf.  Gotta add a 58" fan belt and I'm finished!

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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 11:54:08 AM »
This is my dust collector/ sanding station with the florescent light grill on top. doc,Im glad you started this because I needed to change my filters.


The front panel comes off  of 4 threaded posts with wing nuts.


this motor I got from Grainger. It is basically a squirrel cage  blower wired to a basic light switch on side.


this shows the 2 filter slots. 2 stage,coarse and fine . Basic 20"x20" furnace filters


Its pretty quiet. No louder than a window box fan on med...Oh yeah, it blows air towards the floor.




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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2009, 06:22:29 AM »
Thanks Shadow, I'm definitely gonna make one of those for my shop.  Also going to invest in a room dust collector to hang on the ceiling too.  Just too much dust in there!
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 07:26:10 AM »
Id make the one like I did 1st. I found that along with shop vac attached to my sanders and my chip collector, leaving this  on in a  corner  take care of all the dust in my shop. I built it for a dust collector and ended up using it for a sanding station a few years later. I keep mine in mid shop against  a lolly column(sp)
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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2009, 09:05:18 AM »
Id make the one like I did 1st. I found that along with shop vac attached to my sanders and my chip collector, leaving this  on in a  corner  take care of all the dust in my shop. I built it for a dust collector and ended up using it for a sanding station a few years later. I keep mine in mid shop against  a lolly column(sp)

That's great, dual usage, I love it!  Thanks.
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Re: Home made luthier/shop tools
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2009, 09:05:41 AM »
Hey Mike, what's the cfm rating on your blower?
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