In luthery work, for the purpose of leveling the frets of a fingerboard, you need a dead flat sanding cawl.
Here is how to make one out of wood and glass.
I first shape a wooden handle block, planned as flat as possible.
Then I cut with a standard glass cutter three layers of the same size out of a scrap piece of window glass, maybe 3mm thick.
All these, glued together using CA glue (works very well on glass)
After the glue has cured, the edges are smoothed using a dremel and a diamond wheel.
Eventually, I have stuck a sheet of 1000 grit sandpaper using double side tape.
Last edited by Christophe Mineau; 03-27-2020 at 07:21 AM.
Thanks Joe. Yes, I think I have showed already this one, yes it's here :
A wooden vise for instrument making
I like this vise, and the wooden build doesn't make it less usable than the cast iron version. It's been maybe 12 years I have built it I think, still in use.
Maybe , sooner or later I'll have to redo the handle of the crank witch pivot is maybe too far backward from the bearing that supports the screw.
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