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Soundboard Joining Demonstration with Q&A

4 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

  In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I demonstrate the use of a joining board for joining some Sitka Spruce tops. I also talk a little bit on the topic of jointing as well. ANNND I answer your questions! � All episodes available at diyguitarmakin...

Shop Rounds - Binding Towers, Parlor Guitar Molds, Batching Parts

5 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

  In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I compare the Stewmac Binding Tower with the Luthier's Mercantile Binding tower. I discuss mold making and the batching out of guitar parts for the Acoustic Guitar Build workshops. 🔴 All episodes available at...

Q&A and a Nut Slotting Demonstration on Guitar #85

6 Feb 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Eric Schaefer Guitars

    In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer some viewer questions and I give a demonstration of nut slotting techniques on Guitar #85. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop i...

The Chaos Behind the Scenes at Eric Schaefer Guitars

25 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments 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. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarm...

Installing Frets on Guitars #56 and #57

14 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

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 finetune the fret ends. 🔴 Regis...

Recap of the 2020 Acoustic Guitar Build Workshops

23 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/learn-to-build-your-own-guitar/ 🔴Check out the online course "Building an OM Ac...

Jointing Tops and Backs for the Guitar Build Workshops

23 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

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. 🔴All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 8 day Hands-On Gui...

Shop Rounds - Mylar Pickguards, Endpins, Brace Chisels, Finishing Cloth

3 Feb 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

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. � All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com � Register...

Shop Rounds | Bridge Design, Lattice Back Bracing, Kerfing, Cedar for Necks, Router Safety Tool

14 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

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 is advantageous,...

Best Kerfing Clamps for Guitar Building | How to Make Them

16 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

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. 🔴 Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania: https://w...