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Stewart-MacDonald Tools & Tool Ideas
by Steve Schmeck
First, an idea for a new tool I'd like to see someone make.
Here is what I used on my most recent re-fret job to level and give
preliminary shape to the fret ends:
Your basic triangular file with painter's tape protecting the edges
- leaving an effective, safe cutting surface preventing
damage to the edges of the fingerboard.
Here is a drawing of the proposed tool:
Stewart MacDonald, please make these! Thanks.
another subject, this is my current favorite vise for working on
This vise has worked great! It has proved to be
super-strong, quiet (no rattles) and easy and quick to use.
quarter-turn of the round knob the work can be rotated 360
degrees and with another quick turn, locked securely. A flip
of the tilt-locking lever and the vise can be tilted from
horizontal to nearly vertical. When tilted the bowl hangs
out over the edge of the bench and I can easily access the
back/bottom of a carving.
described the fairly straight-forward modifications I've
made to this vise.