In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m taking a look at some of the progress on guitar #85. I discuss lattice bracing versus ladder bracing, elegant and functional bridge design, why running the side braces up through the kerfing…
In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: A look at the shop when it becomes overwhelmed with projects and dust. I also talk about future plans for dust collection and some tool storage fixtures that I am building.
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.
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…
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/
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.
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.
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?
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…
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/