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Tutorial Videos

We are pleased to sponsor these videos by Robert O’Brien. He is one of the most experienced guitar building instructors in the U.S. He founded and, for nine years, directed the Lutherie Program at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, CO. Thousands of LMI customers have used his DVDs for building and finishing guitars. Robert currently offers online building courses for classical, steel string and electric guitars, as well as private classes. These new video courses are well organized, clear and entertaining.


Determining Finish type

Determining Finish type
How to determine what kind of finish is on your guitar.
Length 3:25

 

Finish Repair

Finish Repair
How to repair a finish using CA glue.
Length 10:28
See CA glue
 

2014/11/07
 

Working with problem woods

Working with problem woods
How to work with wood that has minor defects.
Length 05:34

2014/10/24
 

Fret Removal

Fret Removal
How to remove frets from a fretboard.
Length 04:33
See End or Fret Cutters
 

2014/10/07
 

Working pain free

Working pain free
Things to do in your shop to avoid working with pain.
Length 03:52

2014/07/18
 

Fretboard Binding

Fretboard Binding
How to attach binding to the side of a fretboard.
Length 08:19
See Wood Binding & Adhesives

2014/06/03
 

CA glue and tie block bones

CA glue and tie block bones
Attaching tie block on a classical bridge.
Length 03:49
See Tieblock inlays & CA glue

2014/06/02
 

Buffing High Gloss Finishes

Buffing High Gloss Finishes
Spraying • Sanding • Buffing
Length 03:16
Buffing & Polishing

2014/06/02
 

Using CA glue

CA glue on fret ends
to fill the gaps on the fret ends.
Length 03:52
See
CA Glue

2014/03/02
 

Importance of Humidity

Importance of Humidity
with Andy Lund, Taylor Guitars
Length 06:47

2014/02/21
 

Hygrometers

Home Made Hygrometer
Make a simple hygrometer.
Length 04:29
See Hygrometer

2014/02/21
 

Dust Collection

Dust Collection
4 steps for effective dust control.
Length 04:25
See article: The Dangers of Dust!

2014/02/21
 

Vacuum Fixtures

Vacuum Fixtures
with Robert O'Brien.
Length 02:30

2014/02/21
 

Classical Guitar Building

Classical Guitar Building
Private class at O'Brien Guitars.
Length 06:03

2014/02/21
 

Pickguards

Pickguards
How to make & install.
Length 09:40
See Pickguard sheets

2014/01/13
 

Crack Repair

Crack Repair
Repairing cracks in your guitar.
Length 04:14

2014/01/13
 

Binding with CA Glue

Sunburst Finishes
Installing binding using CA glue.
Length 05:10
See Cyanoacrylate glues (Super glues)

2014/01/13
 

Sunburst Finishes

Sunburst Finishes
How to do a sunburst finish.
Length 03:20
See Finishing (Dyes/Finishes)

2014/01/10
 

Hide Glue

Hide Glue
How to mix & use animal glue.
Length 09:27
See Granular Hide Glue

2013/12/02
 

O'Brien Guitars Class

Pickguards
Watch a guitar being built in 5 days.
Length 08:21
See LMI acoustic guitar kits

2013/11/01
 

Shellac

shellac
All about shellac & how to mix.
Length 05:10
See Shellac & French Polish

 

Cutting Binding Channels by Hand

Intonation
Using the LMI gramil.
Length 03:18
See Schneider gramil

 

Intonation

Intonation
Adjusting intonation
Length 06:23
See Intonation article

 

UV Cured Finish

UV Cured Finish
The pros/cons
Length 03:57

 

LMI Pre-Carved and Semi-Carved Necks

LMI Pre-Carved and Semi-Carved Necks
Installation process
Length 08:28
See Carved necks

 

Purflex

Purflex
How to install Purflex.
Length 07:04
See Purflex

 

Bridge Hole Drill Jig

LMI Bridge Hole Drill Jig
How to use.
Length 02:44
See LMI Bridge Hole Drill Jig

 

The Arm Bevel

The Arm Bevel
Executing the arm bevel.
Length 06:34

 

Tonewood

Tonewood
A discussion of Tonewoods.
Length 10:13

 

Band Saws

Band Saws
Set up and use a band saw.
Length 16:04

 

LuthierCam

LuthierCam
See inside your soundbox with a "LuthierCam".
Length 02:06

 

Hand Planes

Hand Planes
How to set up and use a hand plane.
Length 10:24

 

Electric Guitar Finish

Electric Guitar Finish
Finishing a highly figured electric guitar.
Length 07:02

 

Bridge Removal

Bridge Removal
Use a heating blanket to remove the bridge.
Length 04:02

 

Seven String Guitar

Seven String Guitar
Turn on English subtitles to translate the Portuguese.
Length 19:19

 

Tru Oil

Tru Oil
Tru Oil (Gun Stock Oil) and how to apply it.
Length 03:41

 

Remove a pickguard

Remove a pickguard
How to remove a pickguard.
Length 01:50

 

Install Abalone

Install Abalone
How to install Abalone and Zip Flex Strips.
Length 06:34

 

Slotted Peghead Jig

Slotted Peghead Jig
Using the LMI Slotted Peghead Jig.
Length 07:31

 

Neck Reset

Neck Reset
How to reset a neck for correct action.
Length 10:38

 

Peghead Repair

PegHead Repair
Les Paul Peghead Repair.
Length 05:58

 

Pickups

Pickups
An introduction to pickups.
Length 08:55

 

Rosettes

Rosettes
About rosettes and how to design and install them.
Length 11:11

 

Side Bending By Hand

Side Bending by Hand
Bending guitar sides by hand on a bending iron.
Length 06:28

 

LMI Side Bender

LMI Side Bender
An introduction to the unique features of this tool.
Length 07:44

 

Kerfing

Kerfing
About kerfing and how to install it.
Length 08:03

 

Double Tops Part One

Double Tops Part I
PConstructing a composite top soundboard.
Length 08:50

 

Double Tops Part Two

Double Tops Part II
Constructing a composite top soundboard.
Length 09:59

 

Spray Guns

Spray Guns
Using a spray gun.
Length 09:26

 

Creating the V Joint

Creating the V Joint
How to make a V- joint.
Length 09:48

 

Bending Temperature Control

Bending Temperature Controller
The LMI Heating Blanket Temperature Controller.
Length 07:32

 

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