My Shop

A luthiers shop like an artists studio is a personal space reflective of the individual


The dial indicator gets me to the thousandth of an inch but the final setup is specific to each musicians hand and playing style. Ideally they are present for the final set up so I can sweeten the action as they play.

Few things sound nicer than a razor sharp blade pushing through ebony. There is a place for machinery in my shop but hand tools are king.

A organized shop is a productive shop.

My ever growing Lie Nielsen Plane family. I have found them to be accurate and a joy to use.

Various files used for shaping bone nuts, and guitar necks . I keep my fret work files in another drawer.