WORKSHOP

I am fortunate to have a dream shop in which to create my instruments.  It is an 1800 square foot, walk out basement shop with climate control and excellent lighting.  Over a lifetime of woodworking I have accumulated a wide variety of stationary and portable equipment that can facilitate just about any task required of a luthier.  The shop has double French doors to allow walkout access to the outside and as a bonus, a view of the pond behind the house where I can sneak a canoe or kayak into the water for a quick break.  A large portion of a luthier's time is spent making specialty fixtures to improve accuracy or to speed up a process.  A few of these are shown below.

Side bender

Side Bender

Side bender

Go Bar Deck

Side bender

CNC Router

Side bender

Assembly Fixture

Side bender

Custom Side Clamp

Side bender

CNC Router

Side bender

Custom Variable Speed Buffer