DIY tools & jigs

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by melomanarock, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. melomanarock

    melomanarock Tele-Holic

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    Well a couple of months ago there was a thread talking about opening a tools and jigs section and since it hasn't happened I thought It would be cool to start a thread where we can all contribute with home made tools and jigs, and hopefully it would become sticky.

    I'll start with a couple of my own:

    here's a jig for jointing

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    one for planning

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    This is my army of robosanders.. they are just paper rolls, the ones used in cash machines. The cool thing about them is that you can take off as many layers of paper as you want and have custom diameters.

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    And here's my fret bender

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    Please people feel free to chip in..

    Cheers!
     
  2. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Your sanding drums are genius! How do they hold up?
     
  3. PapaLion

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    One of the best threads on a welding site I like has just such a thread. Excellent idea well worth a sticky. The ingenuity sometimes amazes U. I'll take a pic or two of some very simple things made to do a specific task soon. Good!! MellowMan.
     
  4. crane550

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    Here is my home made tool that does most of the work at my shop.

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    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, sure, but can it hammer (remember the old Dremel commercial?)
     
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    Show off!:D
     
  7. Vizcaster

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    Here's a fret slotting jig. The scrap has slots in it that are used to index the blade.
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    The neck is double-stick taped to a sled, hopefully staying aligned with the centerline, then another clamp (not pictured) is thrown on when it's aligned, just before cutting
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    No fancy measuring to lay out the stops, just transfer the marks from a known neck (this one was from Musikraft):
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  8. Vizcaster

    Vizcaster Friend of Leo's

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    Headstock plug drilling jig
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    Lining it up before drilling is the nerve wracking part:
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    Oh, and remember to use hearing protection with those aircraft bits - dunno if I'm doing something wrong but boy do they squeal.
     
  9. Vizcaster

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    Trussrod routing jig
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  10. melomanarock

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    Here's another one.. actually it isn't a tool or a jig.. it's just a tool modification.

    The problem: my drill press's throat wasn't deep enough to fit the guitar body up to the line of the string through holes.. and I wasn't going to drill them whit the hand drill having a drill press.. this is what a came up with..

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    hope someone finds it helpful.
     
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  11. SixShooter

    SixShooter Friend of Leo's

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    Are you cutting your templates with a "LASER"?
     
  12. melomanarock

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    Yes, they are laser cut, but actually I don't like them that much. The sides don't end up being perpendicular to the surface, and the thicker you want the template the worst this thing gets. The one on the picture is 10 mm. I'm going to make some the old hand way and try both to see if there's an important difference
     
  13. kwerk

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  14. kwerk

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    jigs n. see "Scatter Lee"
     
  15. rewind

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    A very timely thread. Thanks for this.
     
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    Did u make the cnc router too,that is cool?
     
  17. crane550

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    Yea, thats my baby. Built her from scratch.
     
  18. Nick JD

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    A jig for vacuum-forming laminate/composite acoustic sides.

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  19. andrewdoeshair

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    This is my fret bending jig, made from skateboard bearings and scrap pine
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    This is some sort of jig made from two pieces of scrap pine screwed into a piece of plywood, to keep my radius block from twisting as I push it down the fretboard.
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    I made one of these popular guys, too...
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  20. Gregmw

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    Here is my Router Thicknessing jig -

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    Probably a little over kill but it work's will to thin down necks

    Here is my binding laminator - cost less than $5.00

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    Guitar body bench clamp.

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