Category: Jigs

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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Q&A | Radial Rosettes, Soundhole Binding, Pinless Bridges, and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Tasmanian Blackwood – Radial rosettes – Binding the inside of the soundhole – Making radius dishes – Paste wax for preventing glue from sticking to jigs –

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Making a Fretboard from Scratch

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am prepping an Ebony fingerboard blank for the upcoming Acoustic Guitar Build Workshops. I demonstrate the use of the planer to thickness the blank, the power slotting method for fret slots on

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Q&A | How much Inlay is Too Much, Making a Saddle Slotting Jig, Tool Flatness and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! – Guitar Builds & Workflow – Inlays – Tool Flatness & Tool Maintenance – Bridge Plates & Materials – Saddle Slot DIY – 13 Fret Guitar – Fretboard Process

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Adding String Compensation on an Acoustic Guitar | An Easy Shorthand

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am returning to work on the Parlor Guitars. I give you an easy shorthand for getting proper intonation by adding the necessary increase in length to your scale length, AKA compensation, for

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Guitar #106 | Full Build with Commentary from the Luthier

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: A full guitar build from start to finish! I give detailed commentary including guitar building techniques and analysis of the finished instrument. Guitar #106 is an Orchestra Model with a 25.34″ Scale, Sitka

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Making a Fretboard Template for My New Parlor Guitar Model

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, the parlor guitar saga continues! I create an MDF template using a bookmatching process to give symmetry to the aesthetic detail at the end of the fretboard tongue. � All episodes available at

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Q&A – Making a Radius Dish, Bending Tiger Myrtle, Kerfing, Protecting Binding Channels

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am answering your questions on radius dishes, Tiger Myrtle’s bending properties, how to protect binding channels from tearout, and more! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day

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