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  • Quartersawn Vs. Flatsawn: Guitar Bracing
    Quartersawn Vs. Flatsawn: Guitar Bracing
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    Quartersawn Vs. Flatsawn: Guitar Bracing Quartersawn Vs. Flatsawn: Guitar Bracing : Now we are going to rough out our brace blanks from billets of spruce. Before we get started with that we just need to understand the difference between quarter sawn and flat sawn.

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  • Tools – Eric Schaefer Guitars - Guitar Building School
    Tools – Eric Schaefer Guitars - Guitar Building School
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    Tools –This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. Click here for more free video tutorials. In this lesson we will discuss various tools around my shop. This is just to get the gears..

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  • Thicknessing the Plates – Video Tutorial
    Thicknessing the Plates – Video Tutorial
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    Thicknessing the Plates – Video Tutorial Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School     This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. [...]

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  • Making the Rosette – Video Tutorial
    Making the Rosette – Video Tutorial
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    Making the Rosette – Video Tutorial Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School   This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. Click here for more free video tutorials. Was this useful? I would love to hear your questions or comments! I try to answer every e-mail I receive, so please [...]

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  • Making a Shooting Board – Video Tutorial
    Making a Shooting Board – Video Tutorial
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    Making a Shooting Board – Video Tutorial Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School   This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. The shooting board is a jig used in conjunction with a handplane to square up stock. The workpiece rests [...]

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  • Joining the Plates – Video Tutorial
    Joining the Plates – Video Tutorial
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    Joining the Plates – Video Tutorial Eric Schaefer Guitars’ Online Guitar Building School   This is a free video from the “Building an OM Acoustic” Course. Was this useful? I would love to hear your questions or comments! I try to answer every e-mail I receive, so [...]

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  • Using Magnets to Repair Side Splits
    Using Magnets to Repair Side Splits
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    Using Magnets to Repair Side Splits This Martin 000-15 came into my shop with a long split in the sides on the treble side. The owner told me that the guitar was never dropped or bumped into anything. It never experienced any kind of trauma to cause the split. Furthermore, the guitar had been repaired [...]

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  • When a Neck Removal Goes Bad!
    When a Neck Removal Goes Bad!
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    When a Neck Removal Goes Bad!   To follow up episode #22 When a Bridge Removal Goes Bad, I decided to also write an article on bad neck removals as well. This neck removal was particularly hairy. I won’t get into why this was the case, but you can see the damage to the [...]

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  • A Simple Jig for Cutting the Headplate Square to the Nut Slot
    A Simple Jig for Cutting the Headplate Square to the Nut Slot
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    A Simple Jig for Cutting the Headplate Square to the Nut Slot When I first started building guitars, I remember some of the difficulty that I had in cutting the headplate square to the nut slot. I would clamp a piece of scrap wood to the headplate as a fence, but the fence would [...]

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  • Keeping a Luthier’s Notebook
    Keeping a Luthier’s Notebook
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    Keeping a Luthier’s Notebook A quick-tip on maintaining a notebook to improve your build process, and keep your guitar building shop rolling efficiently! Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking   Want to really learn more!? Take a class with Eric Schaefer and build your own guitar [...]

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  • #91 How Thin should Guitar Sides be?
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    #91 How Thin should Guitar Sides be? I discuss the range of appropriate thickness for bending guitar sides. I also talk about the thickness of figured woods and bending a cutaway. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking   Want to really learn more!? Take a class with [...]

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  • #90 Stationary Equipment for Guitar Building
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    #90 Stationary Equipment for Guitar Building One man’s opinion on the necessary stationary power equipment for lutherie. I discuss “the big 3:” Bandsaws, planers/drum sanders, and router table setups. I also discuss ‘less necessary but still great to have’ tools like the spindle sander. Pat Hawley thickness sander plans: https://woodgears.ca/sander/plans/index.html Want more of this? Subscribe [...]

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