Category: Jigs

#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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Tools – Eric Schaefer Guitars – Online Guitar Building School

Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School   This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. Click here for more free video tutorials. In this lesson we will discuss various tools around my shop. This is

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Making a Shooting Board – Video Tutorial

Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School   This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. Click here for more free video tutorials. Lesson Transcript: The shooting board is a jig used in conjunction with a

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Making a Guitar Mold – Video Tutorial

Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School     This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. Click here for more free video tutorials. Lesson Transcript: For this course, we are going to use an outside

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Install a “Workbench Light-box”

Functionally, A lightbox is nothing more than a translucent, backlit work surface. Ordinarily this takes the form of a wooden box which houses a light source and has one face of clear Plexiglas or acrylic. This box can be pulled out when needed and

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#5 Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker

Also see: Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern Whether following plans from a kit or building from scratch, the rosette is an opportunity for the luthier to be creative and flaunt their artistic skills. A rosette pattern designed with artistic discernment and

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