I recently purchased two new machines for guitar building. In guitar building one can get away with smaller, more compact machines since most of the work is on a comparatively small scale. These new machines replaced a couple of old ones that were larger, no longer working properly, and took up too much room in the shop. The shop seems to be shrinking all the time therefore space is at a premium.
As it goes of any woodworking shop a guitar making shop, should be laid out on paper first. This is also true if you are rearranging the shop. This is very helpful in making sure everything will fit and there is enough room between all the stations to get around safely. It is much easier to move things around on paper than it is to move heavy machinery around. Read more