Category: Guitar Making

#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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#44 Katalox for Fretboards and Bridges

In this episode I investigate an alternative tonewood for fretboards and bridges: Katalox. Then I show how I pull the fretboard, the bridge and the headplate from a single board. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making

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#43 Much Ado about Superglue: Part 2

Glue Delivery Strategies Being careful and meticulous, almost surgical, with the way you deliver water thin CA to the workpiece is the key to a long and happy relationship with  water thin superglue. If you aren’t careful you will create a

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#42 Much Ado about Superglue: Part 1

Superglue can be a luthier’s best friend or worst enemy. Technically called Cyanoacrylate glue, or CA, in most cases it cures with effectively no wait time. The thinnest viscosities have incredible wicking properties that allow the glue to penetrate a

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#41 Ken plays the guitar he built from scratch while reflecting on the week

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#39 Hand Carving the Neck

It has been a little while since I posted a new video so for ep #39 here is a video on my process for hand carving necks with rasps and files. This is a free excerpt from The Online Guitar Building School,

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#38 Installing Binding and Purfling

This episode is another free video excerpt from The Online Course. I demonstrate the way that I like to install binding and purfling with binding tape and superglue (CA glue). Was this useful? I would love to hear your questions or comments!

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#37 Making the Most out of the Robert O’Brien Mortise and Tenon Jig

Episode #37 is an excerpt from The Online Guitar Building School. This video is about a jig that I absolutely love! The Robert O’brien Mortise and Tenon Jig (AKA Neck Angle Jig). There are alot of things about using this jig,

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#36 Roughing out the Bridge

Another free excerpt from The Online Guitar Building School. In this lesson, I make a rough bridge from a rosewood bridge blank. This includes routing the shape, tapering or contouring the wings, and drilling the bridge pin holes. Was this

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#35 Inlaying Fretboard Markers and Side Dots

Another free excerpt from The Online Guitar Building School. In this lesson, mother of pearl dots are inlaid into the fretboard face and plastic rod stock is used to make side dots. Was this useful? I would love to hear

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