The Easy Jointer
The Easy Jointer
A whole new concept in jointing your tops and backs in preparation for glue up. This jig is so simple, safe and fast to use, you will wonder how you did without it!
This jig was created and used by Edward Victor Dick of Victor Guitar , and Director of The Colorado School of Lutherie. Edward has been using this jig for the last 10 years, and finds that it is much easier for his students to get their tops and backs jointed in less than 5 minutes with no fuss. When we tested this jig, we were amazed at how accurate and fast it is to use.
It's no secret that one of the most painful and crucial joints of the guitar/stringed instrument is the joint on the top or back plates of the instrument. Getting a great joint usually takes years of practice with a hand plane. This process usually takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour in the hands of an unexperienced builder. Now with this new jig, you can be sure to get a great joint in less than 5 minutes. There are many other uses for this jig, including jointing bookmatched head plates and wood used for rosettes.
Shipping to anywhere in the US is $18, and this price is already included in the $94. If outside the US, please contact me with a shipping quote.
We start with 1" thick MDF to make the base. We then add a fence that is 7" tall by 1" thick and a 1/4" thick plate glass and 120 grit commercial stick sandpaper. When placed together it makes a very effective large fence that the top/back rests against while jointing. We add some small star knobs on the ends to allow the fence to be lifted up so the plate glass can slide to get a fresh piece of sandpaper. We also include a handle at the top of the fence for easy carrying.
Dimensions: 27" L x 8" H x 5" W (Glass plate is 24" long by 3" wide)