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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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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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Fret Setting Caul

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A fret setting caul helps to distribute the force across the entire fret while hammering it into the board, and reduces the likelihood of marring the fret board with a miss from the hammer. It’s made from scrap wood, and custom built for the radius that it will be used for. A set or a single caul can easily be made from the video and the directions on the website.


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| August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

How to make a bracing template to use as a reference for laying out bracing patterns on acoustic guitars. Covers materials, construction, and laying out the positioning on the template for accurate braces on soundboards and back plates every time.


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