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Tag: guitar-making

Inlaying Round Fret Markers

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

This video explains the process for inlaying round “dot” fret markers with a Forstner drill bit. A Forstner bit set is great to have in the shop because the bits have a nice center locating pin, they drill straight sides, cut cleanly, don’t walk like rounded drill bits, and make installing fret dots very easy. Step by step process explained for inlaying round fret dots from custom made plugs, though the same process can be used for any round dot type inlays.


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Making Fret Markers

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Making custom fret markers with a plug cutter is an easy way to add custom features to a guitar neck. It allows the maker to pick the exact color/species of wood to make the markers from, and gives more flexibility to the luthier. Step by step process explained for cutting custom markers.


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Bridge Drilling Guide

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A bridge pin drilling guide is a really helpful tool that is easy to make and takes all the stress and frustration out of drilling accurately spaced holes in an acoustic guitar bridge. It’s made from a piece of hard wood, and it’s clamped in place to guide the drill bit to the correct position every time.


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Custom Pick Guard Making

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Making a custom pick guard is an easy way to add a personal touch to factory instrument or a great finishing touch to a hand made instrument. This video explains how to make a veneer press and laminate three pieces of veneer to make a beautiful pick guard.


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