Author: Eric Schaefer

Prepping Guitar Plates and Prepping Brace Blanks for Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am back to work on Guitar #116! I cut the bookmatched pairs of the back and soundboard to shape on the small bandsaw and thickness the plates. Then we talk about bracing

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Q&A | Purfling Depth, Instrument Glue Recommendations, Mold Making and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR Questions! Questions/Topics: – hide glue vs. titebond – fish glue – how deep should purfling be inlaid? – inlaying turqoise – The “Best” Guitar show – Using waxed wood strips

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Q&A | Resonating vs Reflecting Backs, Top Thickness, Scrapwood uses, and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – What do you do with your scrap wood? – Buying pre-bent sides – Best heating blanket for side bending – radial rosettes – thicknessing backs as a

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Making a Florentine Cutaway Mold for Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I build a mold for a florentine cutaway parlor guitar model. I cover the process of stacking and duplicating the pieces of the mold on the router table, fine-tuning the cutaway with a

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Let’s Make a Radial Rosette from Black Walnut!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am using the Radial Rosette Maker jig to create a radial wood pattern rosette for a student’s guitar. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar

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Q&A | Chisel Sharpening, Mesquite for Fretboards, Happy Accidents and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Chisel Sharpening – source for dyed purfling strips – bridge wood – amp repair – mesquite for fretboards? – happy accidents – what to do with “mistakes”

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Thicknessing, Bending, and Fitting Sides to the Mold

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am preparing sides for the spring Guitar Build Workshops that coming up soon. Watch me as I thickness, bend and fit the sides to the mold. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com

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Q&A | Scarf Joint Jig, Choosing Top Wood for a Parlor, Using Slotted or Unslotted Bridge Pins…

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Can backs be flatsawn? – a miter box design for cutting scarf joints – Best wood bindings to replace white plastic bindings – Best topwood for a

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Fretboard Design and Fixing a Fretboard Slotting Mistake | Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I design a new fretboard template and slot and cut a fretboard out of gorgeous Birdseye Maple for Guitar #116. And I also make a mistake, and have to adapt on the fly!

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All About Birds Eye Maple for Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we talk about Hard Maple, (AKA Rock Maple, Sugar Maple), Acer saccharum. I also talk a bit about Birdseye figure and how to handle this wood, specifically for making guitar necks. 🔴 All

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