westhemann Posted January 22, 2007 Report Share Posted January 22, 2007 okay,well.... i have been on a quest to find a way to make guitar building easier and quicker,but there is one part that i am stuck on....finish sanding. specifically i mean the part after i have gotten as close to the lines on my body as i can with my spindle sander and my benchtop sander...then the hand sanding starts...i frequently use woods like bubinga(heavily figured so that tearout is too much of a risk for using a router and template)and hand sanding just seems to get nowhere at all... the orbital sanders and such are useless(the ones you get at most sears and such) because they are not agressive enough and they are always backed with soft rubber... so i am considering going to air autobody tools like these http://www.tcpglobal.com/proautotools/item...itemno=HUT+3900 and just getting a complete line of air tools,a little bit at a time.but before i do that,i would like to know what you guys do and see if there is a better option..specifically you guys who go through large quantities of wood as a business(perry,fryovanni,etc...) the idea is that before the year is up i would like to have a small woodshop set up where i can really have fun building my guitars..without finding myself getting frustrated with things like enormous amounts of hand sanding. i mean,what do you guys who do this for a living use?not just sanding either...i am also interested in other machines as well that make the job better and easier... now don't get the wrong idea...i have no desire to open up my own guitar shop like some wannabe with all balls and no skill...i just want my hobby to be as bad ass as it can be. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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