Category: Jigs

Q&A – Natural Harmonics, Reverse Kerfing, and Bevelling Side Braces – Podcast Ep. 6

This is a Q&A episode of DIY Guitar Making, where I answer questions from the Member’s Forum in the Online Guitar Building School at ericschaeferguitars.com.

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Interview with Jim Harris – Podcast Ep. 4

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I have a conversation with Jim Harris of the popular woodworking youtube channel LastingBuild. Jim is a woodworker and he is getting started on his first acoustic guitar build. Check out LastingBuild at

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Making a Rosette for Ramon’s Classical Guitar

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, Ramon visits the shop to work on a cool radial rosette design with black limba, burl, and fiber strips. We’re using the Radial Rosette Maker Jig available here: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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Making a Purfling and Binding Thicknessing Jig

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I build a simple jig for cleaning up and planing binding and purfling strips down to their intended dimensions, using scrap wood, an old handplane blade, a threaded rod, and a dowel.

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Cost of Getting Started in Lutherie

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I break down some estimated costs for tools, jigs, parts and materials to get started in acoustic guitar making. I also talk about the cost of education in lutherie.

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Q&A – Teak tonewood, Jackplane Angles and Katalox necks

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: Can you use Teak as an instrument wood? Standard angle or alternate angles for jackplanes? How does Katalox compare to Rosewood for guitar necks?

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Adding an Offset to a Rosette

I demonstrate the use of the radial rosette maker jig to add an offset to a radial rosette pattern on an acoustic guitar build. This is a follow up to the first video in this series: Making a Radial Rosette

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Making a Radial Rosette

Step-by-step, how I create beautiful, radial wood rosettes to make my guitars really stand out, visually. I’m using the Radial Rosette Maker jig available at https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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Introducing the Radial Rosette Maker jig

After 6 years of iterating on the design of this jig, I am proud to say that the Radial Rosette Maker is now available! The Radial Rosette Maker is an all-in-one rosette workstation that facilitates the design and creation of

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Making an Offset, Radial Rosette

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I create some offset radial rosettes for my ES2.OMC model Guitars and share the process of cutting and installing radial sections, routing the pocket and installing the rosette. To purchase the jig used

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