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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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Installing Frets on Guitars #56 and #57

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I shape and level the fretboard radius with a radius beam, add fallaway to the fretboard tongue, glue the MOP fret marker dots, prep the fret slots, hammer and glue the frets, and

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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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Tips for Bending Wood Bindings

I’ve bent some Ebony binding strips in one of my side bending machines. In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I explain the importance of spreading out the strips, and the moisture/heat requirements, and why Ebony is a great choice

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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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Torrefied Wood Explained – Podcast Ep. 8

  In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss the torrefaction process, the tonal implications of torrefied wood for guitar parts such as tops, backs, and necks, and the inherent stability of torrefied wood and more.

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Making Bridges for ES-OMC-56 Model Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I demonstrate my process for batching out guitar bridges for my orchestra model cutaway style 56 guitars, cutting the individual bridge blanks from a billet of Macassar Ebony and shaping them with the

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