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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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Understanding Guitar Body Sizes – Podcast Ep. 7

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss the history of Martin Guitars and how their designation system for body sizes is something that guitar makers use today. I discuss the dimensional differences as well as the tonal differences

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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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Gluing the Bookmatched Pairs for the Guitar Build Workshops

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am joining the bookmatched sets of Nicaraguan Rosewood, Honduran Mahogany and German Spruce that I jointed in the previous video. These bookmatched sets will be used on upcoming student builds.

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Jointing Tops and Backs for the Guitar Build Workshops

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making I’m jointing the soundboards and backs for the acoustic guitar build workshops. I’m using a shooting board and a #5 jack plane.

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Recap of the 2020 Acoustic Guitar Build Workshops

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