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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 entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss 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

Vacuum

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vac·u·um / 'va-(.)kyüm
From the Latin vacuus for "empty". Vacuum is defined as a region with pressure much less than atmospheric pressure.

Vacuum clamping is the use of atmospheric pressure
against a closed flexible container or bag under vacuum
to exert a constant external clamping force.

Vacuum Flow Chart 1   •   Vacuum Flow Chart 2   •   Vacuum Comparison Chart  •  Vacuum vs. Clamping Pressure

            HomepageVIDEOtipsRed75Luthier/instructor Robert O'Brien
on the use of
Vacuum Fixtures.