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#54 Variable Pitch Bandsaw Blades: A No-Brainer for Resaw Work

This past summer I spent some time and money improving my setup for resaw work, specifically for resawing tops and back and side sets. I want to share a simple alteration that had a pretty significant impact on the quality

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#53 The Proper Way to Pull a Fret

A back to basics episode, I demonstrate how to remove a fret without getting chipout on the fretboard face, using a set of nippers and a soldering iron.   Questions on this topic or anything else related to acoustic instrument

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#52 Nut Slotting: Part 3

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#51 Nut Slotting: Part 2

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#50 Nut Slotting: Part 1

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#49 “Knives” for Removal of Fretboards and Bridges

Well, in this case they are not really “knives.” My favorites are all kitchen spatulas modified for removing glue joints. In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I discuss my favorite implements for bridge and fretboard removal and for removing double

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#48 Installing Frets Over the Body: Part 3

Questions on this topic or anything else related to acoustic instrument construction? Please e-mail eric@ericschaeferguitars.com with the subject line: DIY Question And I may answer your question on a Q and A episode of DIY Guitarmaking! Want more of this?

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#47 Installing Frets Over the Body: Part 2

I demonstrate fretting techniques over the body, as opposed to fretting the fretboard prior to attaching the neck. This is the ideal way to fret the board because it allows you to radius and level the fingerboard in place, before

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#46 Installing Frets Over the Body: Part 1

I demonstrate fretting techniques over the body, as opposed to fretting the fretboard prior to attaching the neck. This is the ideal way to fret the board because it allows you to radius and level the fingerboard in place, before

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#45 Resawing Veneers and Using Bookmatching to Enhance Headplates, Rosettes and Other Appointments

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking I mill down a board of katalox and explain how some simple planning and the use of the bookmatching technique for something other than tops and backs can really up your craftsmanship. Questions on

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