Category: Tools

Student William Carving a Guitar Neck at a Guitar Build Workshop

Student William shapes his guitar neck with rasps and files on the 6th day of a Guitar Build Workshop at Eric Schaefer Guitars. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in

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Installing Kerfing during a Guitar Build Workshop

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m taking you along with me as student William attaches kerfing to the rims of his guitar on the second day of his 9 day odyssey into lutherie! 🔴 All episodes available at

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Handsaws for Luthiers | Podcast Ep. 12

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we are talking handsaws!First I cover the difference between western saws and japanese saws.Then I discuss razor saws, dovetail saws, carcass saws, coping saws, jeweler’s saws, and more.

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Final Day of a Guitar Build Workshop at Eric Schaefer Guitars | Inside Look at what Students Learned

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m taking you along with me as students Mike and Tom complete their 9 day acoustic guitar builds. Tips on fret end dressing, saddle routing, saddle shaping, fitting tuners, nut slotting and more

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Measuring and Marking Tools for Luthiers | Podcast Ep. 11

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we are talking about the tools one might use to measure and mark.Squares, straightedges, calipers, feeler gauges, protractors, radius guages, marking gauges and the string spacing ruler.

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Broke a Bandsaw Blade! | How to Replace it

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am replacing my 1/4″ bandsaw blade with a shiny, brand new one because… well, because I screwed up! I show you how to replace the blade and set the tension and tracking. I

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Shop Rounds | Prepping Parts, Shop Remodeling

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, we are doing shop rounds and I’m giving a tour of the shop as it is partway through it’s remodel. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar

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Guitar #85 | Full Build with Commentary | Part 6

The sixth part in a series detailing the construction of a Triple-O guitar, with educational commentary from the builder. This one was built with Redwood for the top, Ziricote for the back and sides, and Port Orford Cedar for the

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Clamps for Guitar Making | Podcast Ep. 10

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we are talking clamps, clamps, clamps! Cam clamps, c-clamps, spring clamps, bridge clamps and more! You are going to be sick of hearing about clamps by the end of this one.

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Shop Rounds – Binding Towers, Parlor Guitar Molds, Batching Parts

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I compare the Stewmac Binding Tower with the Luthier’s Mercantile Binding tower. I discuss mold making and the batching out of guitar parts for the Acoustic Guitar Build workshops. 🔴 Register for an

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