Category: Tools

#108 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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#107 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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#106 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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#104 Which Clamps are Best for Kerfing?

Many builders find the classic clothespins wrapped in rubber bands to be a bit lacking. So I explore some other options for getting a perfect joint between your kerfing and your sides. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly

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#92 Keeping a Luthier’s Notebook

A quick-tip on maintaining a notebook to improve your build process, and keep your guitar building shop rolling efficiently! Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking   Want to really learn more!? Take

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#90 Stationary Equipment for Guitar Building

One man’s opinion on the necessary stationary power equipment for lutherie. I discuss “the big 3:” Bandsaws, planers/drum sanders, and router table setups. I also discuss ‘less necessary but still great to have’ tools like the spindle sander. Pat Hawley

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#85 Creating a Custom Bridge Clamp

I talk about making a custom fox-style bridge clamp to pin and glue an unconventional bridge design. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking   Want to really learn more!? Take a class

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#82 Building a Guitar in 8 Days – A Recap of the 2018 Workshops

A recap of all the 2018 Acoustic Guitar Building Workshops at Eric Schaefer Guitars! Building a Guitar in 8 Days – A Recap of the 2018 Workshops from Eric Schaefer on Vimeo. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly

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#79 Six tools I recommend for 2019

I discuss a selection of tools that have been a very welcome addition to my shop. These tools are not the “necessary” tools of luthiers, but rather, tools that make guitar building more efficient, more precise, or just plain fun.

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#78 Three Hacks to Improve the Flow in a Luthier’s Workshop

This episode is about improving comfort and efficiency in your guitar building workshop. I share 3 “hacks” that I’ve used to alter my environment for a better flow. 1. Radius dish workstation 2. A go-bar deck that goes 3. Workbench

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