Category: Jigs

#69 14 Mistakes to avoid when building your first acoustic guitar

I talk about some of the mistakes that beginner luthiers make on their first acoustic guitar. #1 using woods of opportunity or reclaimed wood #2 using expensive wood #3 using highly figured wood #4 biting off more than you can

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#62 Template Duplicating Solutions Part 4 – Curves and Corners

This series looks a improving your results when duplicating patterns in the shop. This is especially important for luthiers as we use templates for headstock, bridge, guitar body, and fretboard tongue shapes. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly

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#61 Template Duplicating Solutions Part 3 – Trimming Overhang

This series looks a improving your results when duplicating patterns in the shop. This is especially important for luthiers as we use templates for headstock, bridge, guitar body, and fretboard tongue shapes. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly

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#58 What’s on the Bench for 1-17-18

Join me as I discuss: – My binding jig table – Dedicated workspaces in the shop – Tru Oil Finishing – Repairs on an Epiphone Zenith – Updates on 2018 Hands-On Workshops and more… Want more of this? Subscribe below

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#56 Simple Saddle Thicknessing Jig

While working on some of the final touches to Nick’s guitar, I make a simple fixture for holding the saddle blank. This makes the task of thicknessing the saddle to fit the saddle slot ( a task that I’ve never

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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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#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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#30 Creating a Headstock Template

In this excerpt from the Online Course, I demonstrate a practical method for creating a headstock template, whether copying your peghead design from plans or designing your own. Creating a simple Martin style paddle shape certainly simplifies things. However, I

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#25 A Simple Jig for Cutting the Headplate Square to the Nut Slot

When I first started building guitars, I remember some of the difficulty that I had in cutting the headplate square to the nut slot. I would clamp a piece of scrap wood to the headplate as a fence, but the

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#23 Making Guitar Mold Spreaders

For this episode I am using an excerpt of The Online Guitar Building School’s Building an OM Acoustic series. This video walks you through the construction of upper, waist, and lower bout spreaders to fit your guitar mold. Was this useful?

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