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Attaching Side Purfling to Binding Strips for Guitar #56

I show how I use specialty joining boards to glue purfling strips to the edge of binding strips in order to create side purfling.

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Prepping a Ziricote Fretboard for Guitar #56

I resaw, dimension and slot a fretboard out of a waste piece of Ziricote for Guitar #56

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Making a Rosette for Ramon’s Classical Guitar

Ramon visits the shop to work on a cool radial rosette design with black limba, burl, and fiber strips. We’re using the Radial Rosette Maker Jig available here: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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Milling and Slotting a Zebrawood Fretboard for Guitar #57

I’m using Zebrawood for the fingerboard on Guitar #57. I dimension out a rough fretboard blank, cut the fret slots and shape the board.

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Q&A – Pickguards, Rosettes, and $20k Guitars

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Binding Guitar #57 with Flamed Maple

I install wood bindings on a florentine cutaway guitar.

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Reflections – On the Golden Mean and Somogyi’s Bermuda Triangle

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Florentine Cutaway Tip Binding on Guitar #57

I cut a channel with a gramil and a chisel and bind the tip of the florentine style cutaway with flamed maple strips on guitar #57

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Making a Purfling and Binding Thicknessing Jig

I build a simple jig for cleaning up and planing binding and purfling strips down to their intended dimensions, using scrap wood, an old handplane blade, a threaded rod, and a dowel.

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Cutting the Binding Channels on Guitar #57

I rout out the binding ledge for curly maple binding strips using a binding tower system, and I talk about the importance of minding grain direction among other things.

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