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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Razor Files

FILESRazorFilesGROUPB800Razor files are super-sharp due to their unique manufacturing process. The teeth are milled, then chemically etched and configured like a chip-breaker which also makes them much less prone to clogging. They cut smoothly like a file but can be aggressive like a rasp when you bear down on them. The teeth are arranged diagonally with gaps between them which means they take small narrow bites leaving a smoother surface than a typical rasp. They are hard and long-lasting. LMI has added a special touch by adding a handle to each file - buy one file or a complete set. These files will rust, so use normal precautions against rust. The files come wrapped in corrosion resistant paper.

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"We got to use the new LMI razor files yesterday during the filming of the archtop course. They were great for shaping the F holes. They have an aggressive but smooth cut.  I like them a lot and love the handles as well."  Robbie O'Brien

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More about LMI's Japanese razor files
with Robbie O'Brien