Location & workshop
The workshop is located in Amsterdam’s uptown, Amsterdam Noord, a post-heavy industrial area that has been transformed into a hip, urban place for many young artist and designers. The NDSM is a hotspot for many unique workshops. From art galleries and interior design studios to vintage motorcycle/car repair shops and painters. It’s pretty much all there. Also one of the biggest benefits of being located in Amsterdam is that I can get my hands on pretty much any material, tool or wood. There’s a very large woodshop closeby where I can get pretty much any wood I’d like. For rather special/rare woods I can depend on other selected wood suppliers throughout the Netherlands and elsewhere.
gear, machines & tools.
Ever since I started attending the woodworking school in Amsterdam, I’ve been collecting a lot of tools, from many types of planes and to a whole arsenal of Japanese saws. Always trying to save up for professional tools like a Festool 1400W router and asking for a Makita sander for Christmas. With the help of these tools I could make guitars in my dorm room…
In 2013 I got the chance of taking over a CNC which made the router and templates I had, obsolete. It is now the heart of the workshop as I can make use of “virtual” templates I can draw with the help of AutoCAD. After so many years of getting to know the machine, I now mostly rely on only three sizes of bits to do pretty much any job. For preparing wood I use my large bandsaw machine which is equipped with a ripper bandsaw blade to cut large boards of wood and to bookmatch tops. I make use of a jointer and thicknesser to get the wood planed and to thickness before gluing or to level the side of the neck where the fretboard will go on. For more delicate woods (burl tops e.a) I like to use a thickness sander. Of course in woodworking, no workshop is complete without an army of Bessey wood clamps and ways to make sure the gluing goes as smoothly as possible. I often make new jigs for more complex or time-consuming work like the carving of the neck.
1022 AG Amsterdam
+31 6 54 35 89 28
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