Category: Q & A

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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Last Q&A until December | Engineers vs Artists | Truss Rods | Are Classical Builders Traditionalists

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I answer your questions on the juxtaposition of the engineer and the artist within the luthier, ebony truss rods in classical guitars, are classical guitar builders traditionalists and more. I won’t be producing any

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Q&A | Why Classical Guitars Have No Truss Rod | Flexing Tops | Highlighting Sapwood | Scrapwood

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I answer your questions on truss rods, flexing as opposed to simply tapping tops and backs, highlighting the sapwood in a bookmatched set, and uses for scrapwood 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴

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Q&A | Carbon Fiber Neck Reinforcement | Scrapwood | Tru oil | Fretboard Radiusing

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am answering your questions on carbon fiber rods in guitar necks ,whether to save scrapwood or not to save it!, tru oil finishing, and applying a radius to a fretboard. The mentioned available

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Q&A | Do Pickguards Affect Tone? | Ernie Ball Patent | Zero Radius Tops | Bandsaw Blade Tension

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am answering your questions on plastic pickguards, the Ernie Ball 4 + 2 patent, instruments without a radiused top, and bandsaw blade tensioning and sharpening. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register

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Q&A and a Soundboard Profiling Demonstration

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am demonstrating the process of profiling the plates on a bandsaw. I also answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in

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Machine Bending Guitar Sides | Demonstration and Q&A

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am demonstrating the process of preparing and bending a set of sides using a side bending machine. I also answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9

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Fret Slotting Demonstration and Q&A

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am demonstrating fret slotting. This is the powered method on the table saw. I also answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building

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Side Thicknessing Demonstration and Q&A

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am running a set of side slats through the planer and the drum sander to bring it down to an appropriate thickness for bending. Also, I answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available

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LIVE(ish) in the Shop | Q&A and a Table Saw Basics Demonstration

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I’m answering your lutherie questions, preparing my sides for thicknessing and demonstrating basic ripping on the table saw. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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