It seems they’ve gotten EXPENSIVE. I keep it in the kitchen and have it set up for cleaning, stringing and other quick repair jobs. I thought it was perfect the first time I came across it. Can’t recall what I paid for it but it had to be less than $40.
Many years ago I had a pal who was a guitar tech and his 'workbench' was a folding metal ironing board. Makes perfect sense! They're sturdy enough, height adjustable for standing or sitting, padded, and they fold flat for easy storage.
The one thing that is not so obvious about a folding ironing board is if you fold it and put it aside after use, you always have a large, clean, safe surface to put a guitar on. Nothing collects on it when it's not in use...not even dust.
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The heavy stuff is all done down in the workshop. I have close to 60 liner feet of workbench apart from my re-loading bench and my carpenters bench. Up at the house on the front room is my old 19th early 20th century carpenters bench, with two bench vice and bench dogs for clamping. I do the simple stuff on the ironing board. Previously I used a standard fold away metal ironing board, never used it much for standard ironing, comes in handy for general sewing and quilting though.
Post by funkykikuchiyo on May 26, 2020 15:15:59 GMT -5
Yeah, when I kiln my necks I like to put some "McCormick Tonewood Seasoning" rub on it. Helps prevent sharp fret ends. Stick to Lemon Pepper, that is best. The Mexican spice blend makes cheap necks and are inferior. They don't know how to properly season woods.