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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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#105 Pro Tips for Glue Squeeze-out Clean up

I discuss the methods I use for picking up glue squeezeout with a sharpened stick. No wiping and smearing glue. I also talk about good preventative measures and give some other useful guitar building tips in the process. Want more

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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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#102 Easy Soundboard Split Repair

Oops, I cracked the soundboard! Watch as I show you how to make this incredibly simple super glue repair. I also talk about cleating repairs, and why and when you would consider using a cleat. Want more of this? Subscribe

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#101 Making an Offset, Radial Rosette

I create some offset radial rosettes for my ES2.OMC model Guitars and share the process of cutting and installing radial sections, routing the pocket and installing the rosette. To purchase the jig used in this video visit: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/ Want more

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#100 5 Reasons NOT to use Figured Wood for a Soundboard

Yay! Episode 100 and many more to come! What a landmark! For epic episode number 100 I talk about the compromises and considerations when using figured or flamed woods for a guitar soundboard, and how this decision affects the stability,

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#99 Rules for a Successful Guitar Repair Business – Rule 3: Seek Mutually Beneficial Relationships

In this series of videos I give my own thoughts and opinions on running a guitar repair business; how to deal with customers, how to gain a positive reputation; how to stay productive, how to market yourself to the musician

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#98 Neck Carving at the August 2019 Guitar Building Workshop

An inside look at the August guitar building workshop. Watch in epic fast motion video as students, Neil and Bernhord carve their necks with chisels, rasps, planes etc. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from

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#97 Rules for a Successful Guitar Repair Business – Rule 2: Specialize

In this series of videos I give my own thoughts and opinions on running a guitar repair business; how to deal with customers, how to gain a positive reputation; how to stay productive, how to market yourself to the musician

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#96 Rules for a Successful Guitar Repair Business – Rule 1: Underpromise and Overdeliver

In this series of videos I give my own thoughts and opinions on running a guitar repair business; how to deal with customers, how to gain a positive reputation; how to stay productive, how to market yourself to the musician

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