Making Hand and Power Tools For String Instrument Building
Lutherie Tools, now in its fifth printing, is about designing, making, and maintaining tools specifically for instrument making. It is a collection from our technical article series called Data Sheets (published 1973–1984) of contemporary jigs, short-cuts, day-to-day operational techniques, and sources of supply. Ten chapters cover measuring and inspection tools; bending irons; knives, chisels, scrapers, and planes; clamps, gluing, and holding devices; routers; sanding machines; bandsaw and drill press; circular saw; and approaches to tools. Each section is replete with high-quality black-and-white photographs as well as line drawings, many with detailed measurements. Interspersed are full-page photographs showing the workshops of various well-known luthiers. The appendices are comprehensive including references, sources of supply, and further reading. A survey of seventeen respected luthiers is particularly interesting since each one discusses his or her main focus as a luthier as well as the hand and power tools they prefer.
Hardcover, 128 pages, B&W photos and drawings.