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by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - How to process bone
Replies: 0
Views: 44

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - How to process bone

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video Heidi Litke of Red Sands Ukuleles shows us how to process bone to make nuts and saddles. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. xmML9dz37...
by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Go bar base idea
Replies: 0
Views: 357

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Go bar base idea

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show a go bar base idea that I saw in Heidi Litke's shop in Prince Edward, Island.
This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.

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by Robbie O'Brien
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Definitely a lack of structural integrity and I would say it is in the top. I have made a guitar out of cardboard back and sides and the top has not buckled.
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by Robbie O'Brien
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Glad you found the video useful. Some folks do use the drill press cutter but things can go wrong real fast. I have had tearout using that method in the past. The tool spinning around can also be intimidating.
by Robbie O'Brien
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation
Replies: 5
Views: 752

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show how to use the LMI rotary plunge tool assembly to install a rosette.
This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.

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by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video-How to laminate sides
Replies: 0
Views: 1269

New Luthier Tips du Jour video-How to laminate sides

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video Canadian luthier, Behrad Ng, explains what he uses to laminate sides.
This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.


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by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Repairing a ding
Replies: 0
Views: 961

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Repairing a ding

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show how to repair a ding in a guitar finish.
This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.

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by Robbie O'Brien
Mon May 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video-How tuning machines are made
Replies: 1
Views: 656

New Luthier Tips du Jour video-How tuning machines are made

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I visit VS Tuners in Brazil and show how custom high end tuners are made. Click on the CC option for subtitles. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website o...
by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Sharpening convex planes
Replies: 0
Views: 934

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Sharpening convex planes

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I visit Brazilian luthier, João Cassias, in his shop and he shows how he sharpens convex plane blades. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on yout...
by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Classical guitar action too
Replies: 0
Views: 980

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Classical guitar action too

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show how to fix action on a classical guitar that is too high but there is not enough saddle exposed to allow it. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's websi...
by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Holding the guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 691

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Holding the guitar

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show a simple tip for holding the guitar while doing finish work. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.
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by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - LMI Bridge Drill jig
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - LMI Bridge Drill jig

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show how to drill six bridge holes in a straight line using the LMI Bridge Drill Jig. This is the old version of this jig. They now have a new and improved version. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website...
by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Back crack repair
Replies: 0
Views: 1195

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Back crack repair

Here is the first Luthier Tips du Jour video of 2019 - In this video I show how to repair a back crack. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.

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by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Scratch repair
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Scratch repair

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I show one way of repairing scratches in a finish. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.


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by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Leveling rosettes
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Leveling rosettes

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I show a few ways to level low spots in rosettes during the installation and finishing stages. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. Ghgs...
by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video-Cutting the fretboard length
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

New Luthier Tips du Jour video-Cutting the fretboard length

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I show one way of cutting the fretboard to the correct length. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xufZ...
by Robbie O'Brien
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Mitered purflings
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Mitered purflings

Thanks folks. Actually I already have a video course that will show you how to sharpen your chisels and other tools used in lutherie.
https://obrienguitars.com/courses/sharpening
by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Mitered purflings
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Mitered purflings

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I show one way of doing mitered purflings. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.
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by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Jack the Gripper
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Jack the Gripper

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I show a great tool for tightening jacks on your guitar. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.

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by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Zpoxy pore fill
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Zpoxy pore fill

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I offer information on how to use Zpoxy as a pore fill. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.
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by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - tape removal
Replies: 1
Views: 932

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - tape removal

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I offer information on how to remove tape from a masked fretboard without damaging the finish. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. http...
by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Measuring brace height
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Measuring brace height

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I offer information on how to use the LMI string height gauge to measure brace height. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. http://www.y...
by Robbie O'Brien
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - CA glue
Replies: 0
Views: 1601

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - CA glue

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I offer information on CA glue shelf life as well as some other tips on its use. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. http://www.youtube...
by Robbie O'Brien
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Laminating sides
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Laminating sides

I do not see why the hand pump method couldn't be used with the LMI bridge clamp. I have never tried it though.
by Robbie O'Brien
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Laminating sides
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Laminating sides

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video - In this video I show how to laminate sides without an electric vacuum pump. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_iKG9...