Category: Tools

Shop Rounds | New Parlor Guitar Project, Setting up a Finishing Room, Dental Scrapers for Lutherie

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I talk about what is coming next after Guitar #85. We take a look at my finishing room that I am setting up for efficiently working on my hand rubbed finishes. Lastly, my

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Counterboring Gearless Tuners into the Headstock of Guitar #85

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am installing some Steinberger Gearless Tuners. These tuners are a whole different conception of how a tuner should work with the string descending into the headstock instead of wrapping around the post.

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Shop Rounds | Mylar Pickguards, Endpins, Brace Chisels, Finishing Cloth

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I cover clear pickguards for fingerstyle guitars, installing endpins, Two Cherries Brace Carving Chisels, and how to remove sizing from new finish rags. 🔴 Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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Shop Rounds | Pearl Rosettes and Purfling, Inlay, End Wedge Templates, Neck Angle Jig, Rosette Jig

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’ve closed the box on Guitar #85 and I’m talking about planning your binding and purfling scheme. This particular scheme includes mother of pearl in the purfling and rosette. I have a wolf

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Shop Rounds | Bridge Design, Lattice Back Bracing, Kerfing, Cedar for Necks, Router Safety Tool

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

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Best Kerfing Clamps for Guitar Building | How to Make Them

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I show you how I modify c-clamps to make the perfect clamps for installing the kerfed lining on an acoustic guitar.

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Buying Equipment for Guitar Making – Podcast Ep. 9

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss stationary power tools and the considerations that go into purchasing them for a luthier’s shop.We cover the bandsaw, the table saw, the planer, the drum sander, industrial thickness sanders, belt sanders,

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Shop Rounds | Tru Oil, 000 Guitar Design, Tuner Counterboring, Shop Filtration

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I talk about the use and application of Tru Oil as a guitar finish, my new short scale 000 design, a new set of bits for counterboring the tuner washers, and the Axiom

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Inlay Cutting Tips

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I share some tips for cutting guitar inlays including what tools to use, techniques for using the jeweler’s saw, and how to plan out your cuts so that your work comes out the

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The Chaos Behind the Scenes at Eric Schaefer Guitars

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.

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