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DIY GUITAR MAKING

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Guitars #86 and #87 | Bending Wood Bindings and Drilling Tuner Holes

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I talk about attaching side purfling to binding strips and demonstrate the bending process for wood bindings. I also demonstrate the process of locating and drilling your tuner holes. 🔴 All episodes available

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Beginner Brace Carving Tips

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I share some of my best brace carving tips including sharpening tips, setup tips and chisel techniques. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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An Overlooked Technique in Voicing Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I indulge myself in a bit of a ramble about right brain vs left brain voicing techniques and I reveal a very simple voicing technique that most builders overlook. 🔴 All episodes available

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Bracing The Soundboard of a Parlor Guitar

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am installing the soundboard bracing on a new Parlor model guitar. I talk about roughing out brace blank dimensions for the X brace, the tone bars, the finger braces, the transverse bar,

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The Bridge Plate | Purpose and Material Selection

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am discussing the role of the bridge plate in anchoring the string and in distributing the forces of the bridge. I also discuss the best material and grain orientation for the bridge

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Shop Rounds | Blue Rosettes, Bandsaw Bearings, Parlor Guitar Progress

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I take us around the shop and discuss the progress on my parlor guitar model, blue fiber strips for rosettes, and how to replace the guide bearings on a bandsaw. 🔴 All episodes

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Resawing A Board for Guitar Parts

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I demonstrate the setup for resawing either back and side sets or tops or veneers for headplates. I also talk about dissecting a board into various parts for the purpose of instrument making.

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Bracing the Back Plate on Guitar #87

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, the rosewood backplate of Guitar #87 will be braced with a novel, and extremely simplified bracing structure. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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Decorative Backstripe Installation on Guitars #86 and #87

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I demonstrate the process of installing an ornamental, maple and ebony backstripe to complement my binding scheme on the new parlor guitar model that I am building. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com

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Shop Rounds | Decorative Backstripes, Neckblock Contours, Unconventional Purfling Colors

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, It’s all about the 2 parlor guitars in progress, the neck block radii that I used for attaching the blocks, the backstripes I installed and some interesting new colors to use for purfling

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