Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.
Fiddlershop is currently looking for a 7th repair/setup/luthier technician to join our team. Send PM if you are interested.
New to me, but it makes sense. I was reading "Making Stringed Instruments" by George Buchanan and on page 86 he advocates gluing a page of newsprint to the ribs, cut away the excess, and then gluing the top to the newsprint. In that way, the newsprint acts as a sacrifical layer if you have to remove the top in the future. He also has a neat way of using inexpensive copper tubing components to construct a steam heated bender (page 49).
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. —Werner von Braun
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa
Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.