27 Apr '16, 3pm

Engineering Meets Craftsmanship in this Guitar Fretting Jig

Engineering Meets Craftsmanship in this Guitar Fretting Jig

Cutting the slots in a guitar’s neck for the frets requires special tooling, and [Gord]’s contribution to his friend’s recent dive into lutherie was this lovingly engineered and crafted fret mitering jig . We’d love to have a friend like [Gord]. We’ve covered a number of [Gord]’s builds before, and craftsmanship is the first thing that comes to mind whether the project is a man-cave clock or artisanal soaps . For this build, he stepped up the quality a notch – after all, if you’re going to build something you could buy for less than $200 , you might as well make it a thing to behold. There’s plenty to feast the eyes on here – an oak bed with custom logo, the aluminum jig body with brass accents, and the precision bearings that guide the pricey backsaw. Functionality abounds too – everything is adjustable, from the depth of cut to the width of the saw blade. There’s even a ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/04/27/engineering-meets-craftsma...

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