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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Better Neck Carving Fixture
    A Better Neck Carving Fixture
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    A Better Neck Carving Fixture I talk about the neck carving jig that I use, and the reasons why I think it is a better way to shape and contour a guitar neck. I also show you how to build this simple jig. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips [...]

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  • Hand Carving the Neck
    Hand Carving the Neck
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    Hand Carving the Neck It has been a little while since I posted a new video so for ep #39 here is a video on my process for hand carving necks with rasps and files. This is a free excerpt from The Online Guitar Building School, so check that out if you haven’t already, and sign [...]

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  • Making an Offset, Radial Rosette
    Making an Offset, Radial Rosette
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    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. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking   Want to really learn more!? Take [...]

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  • Making Guitar Mold Spreaders
    Making Guitar Mold Spreaders
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    #23 Making Guitar Mold Spreaders For this episode I am using an excerpt of The Online Guitar Building School’s Building an OM Acoustic series. This video walks you through the construction of upper, waist, and lower bout spreaders to fit your guitar mold. Was this useful? I would love to hear your questions or comments! I [...]

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  • Install a “Workbench Light-box”
    Install a “Workbench Light-box”
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    Install a “Workbench Light-box” Functionally, A lightbox is nothing more than a translucent, backlit work surface. Ordinarily this takes the form of a wooden box which houses a light source and has one face of clear Plexiglas or acrylic. This box can be pulled out when needed and stowed away for later use. Installing a backlight directly into your regular [...]

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  • Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker
    Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker
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    Whether following plans from a kit or building from scratch, the rosette is an opportunity for the luthier to be creative and flaunt their?artistic skills. A?rosette pattern designed with artistic discernment and then executed with the utmost precision is the envy of instrument makers everywhere. So what is a?radial?rosette, you say?

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