Category: Jigs

QA | Refretting with Larger Fretwire, Buying Go Bars, Wild Grain and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Should you use Carbon Fiber Rods and a Truss Rod? – Making your own bulk binding strips – wild grain versus homogenous grain – Buying go bars

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Q&A | Taptuning Tops, Tonewood Myths, Best Guitar Brands, and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show – Favorite Guitar brands/companies – Fret slotting saws – Marketing your guitars – How many pounds of pressure do go-bars produce? –

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Q&A | Sizing Fretwire, Neck Profiling Jigs, Electric Guitar Tonewood Myths and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Do headstock templates include space for the nut? – A jig for profiling necks with a router – An audio example of a student’s guitar – Choosing

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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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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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Parlor Guitars from Scratch | Full Design and Build with Commentary from the Luthier | Part 2

In this FULL BUILD episode of DIY Guitar Making, we go on a journey! This 2 part series details the process of designing, jigmaking, building and finishing 2 size 1 Parlor guitars, Guitar #86 and Guitar #87. In this second

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