Sinclair's program recommends StewMac tools for manufacturing accuracy: fret pressing, radiusing, string spacing, and more. You don't have to be enrolled to get them for your shop!
The Guitar Project at Sinclair uses the guitar to teach fundamental science and math principles and product lifecycle management concepts. Faculty members work together to write a curriculum to train high school and college instructors to bring the guitar project back to their classrooms.
Tool List for Sinclair Community College includes:
#3572 Pull Stroke 0.020" Gauged Saw
#4367 Fret Press Insert, 6" radius
#4368 Fret Press Insert, 7-1/4" radius
#4369 Fret Press Insert, 9-1/2" radius
#4371 Fret Press Insert, 12" radius
#4373 Fret Press Insert, 16" radius
#4366 Fret Press Caul
#4455 Dual-grit Diamond Fret File, for medium fretwire
#4541 0.012" / 0.020" Double-edge Nut File
#4542 0.026" / 0.032" Double-edge Nut File
#4543 0.036" / 0.042" Double-edge Nut File
#5643 Aluminum 12" Radius-sanding Beam
#3814 Notched Straightedge for guitar
#4479 Neck Support Caul
#0862 6" Fret Leveler File
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Integrating guitar fabrication with Science Technology Engineering and Math.
"This National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project provides innovative professional
development to high school and community college faculty in collaborative design and rapid
manufacturing. Faculty teams will take part in an intense five-day guitar design/build project. Each
faculty member will build his/her own custom electric guitar and will engage in student-centered
learning activities that relate the guitar design to specific math, science and engineering topics.
Participants will leave this weeklong experience with their custom-made guitars, curriculum modules
that can be immediately integrated into the faculty teams' school curriculum, and much more."
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