www.KitGuitarsForum.com

Learn to Kit Build a Guitar. Learn to Scratch Build a Guitar. Learn EVERYTHING Guitars Here!
It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:11 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Getting started
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:11 pm 
Hi everybody,

I am trying to work my way up to building an acoustic guitar, and I'm starting from scratch.

Does anyone know a source for workbench plans? I can't seem to find them at Stewmac.

Thanks,

-John


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting started
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:31 pm 
Hi - You can google 'workbench plans' and get a ton of offerings. Lee Valley tools has a selection also.

Good luck! Beware - lutherie is addictive!! In a good way...
Dave B


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting started
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:54 pm 
Thanks for the tip Dave!

I've been doing a bit of Googling and the HUGE variety of workbench features started me wondering if there are specific features that are good on a Luthier bench?


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting started
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:44 pm
Posts: 1665
Location: Arkansas
Welcome to the forum!

Are you wanting a workbench for the shop.......or something to work on inside the home?

_________________
Slacker......


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting started
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:00 am 
Hi Daryl,

The bench would live in my basement. There is carpet and a textured ceiling, but I just use it to store things that I really should dispose of ( old couch, chair, flattened boxes, broken 300lb TV, etc. ).

The other part of the basement is cement floor with a wash tub and drain, and the furnace room.

I think I found a simple enough plan for a bench here -

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/189 ... ne-is-easy

I ( amazingly ) already have the tools I need to make this, although the video instructions don't bother to mention how to divide the 3/8 threaded tie bar, but I guess I can use my Dremel for that, or a hacksaw.


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting started
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:05 am
Posts: 131
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
If you're not in a big rush i would strongly recommend getting a copy of this book and spend some time researching what would work best for you.
http://www.woodworkersbookshop.com/prod ... p-projects

Chris is a editor of Popular Woodworking and is an excellent writer and does a great job detailing the various strengths and weaknesses of various bench designs. I'm using Bob Lang's 21st Century Workbench:
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/bench


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting started
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:06 am 
Wow! What a bench!

Thanks for the tip on that book, I should have guessed that workbenches are a deep subject.

I am thinking, so far, that having a lip on the top that goes completely around is desireable ( rather than a top that is flush with the side rail ) so that clamps can be used on all sides.

Tarhead wrote:
...I'm using Bob Lang's 21st Century Workbench:
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/bench


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group