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Thanks, Ryan Fetterly

Tutorial Videos

We are pleased to sponsor instructional and informative videos to aid you in your building projects. Robbie O'Brien is the creator of many of our videos. 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 mandolin, classical, flamenco, steel string and electric guitars, as well as rosette making, fretwork, French polish, spray finishing and even sharpening. In addition, he offers private classes. These new video courses are well organized, clear and entertaining.


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
How to apply Tru Oil (Gun Stock Oil).
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 I

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

 

Double Tops Part II

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

 

Spray Guns

Spray Guns
Using a spray gun.
Length 09:26

 

The V Joint

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

 

Bending Temperature Control

Bending Temperature Controller
Heating Blanket Temperature Controller.
Length 05:03

 

Nut and Saddle Making

Nut and Saddle Making
How to make and install Nuts and Saddles.
Length 08:34

 

Sharpening

Sharpening
Put a sharp edge on your tools.
Length 09:20

 

Acoustic Guitar Setup

Acoustic Guitar Setup
How to set up an acoustic guitar.
Length 08:57

 

Plate Joining

Plate Joining
Using a plate joining jig.
Length 06:07

 

Heel and End Blocks

Heel and End Blocks
Make and install heel and end blocks.
Length 08:15

 

Making Forms

Making Forms
Building your own forms.
Length 09:15

 

Manual Fret Slotting

Manual Fret Slotting
Manually cut fret slots with the LMI jig.
Length 08:02

 

Steel String Bridge

Steel String Bridge
Making a steel string guitar bridge.
Length 07:04

 

Closing the Box

Closing the Box
Attaching the sides to the top or back.
Length 09:43

 

The Shooting Board

The Shooting Board
Using the Shooting Board and Joining.
Length 06:38

 

The Sunburst Finish

The Sunburst Finish
Creating the Sunburst Finish.
Length 06:29

 

Kerfing Jig

Kerfing Jig
Making a kerfing jig.
Length 03:47

 

The Tornavoz Part I

The Tornavoz Part I
The Tornavoz discussed with Paul Galbraith.
Length 09:51

 

The Tornavoz Part II

The Tornavoz Part II
The Tornavoz discussed with Paul Galbraith.
Length 05:18

 

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law
Help when things go wrong.
Length 08:55

 

Classical Bridge Making

Classical Bridge Making
Making a classical bridge.
Length 09:28

 

Go Bar Decks

Go Bar Decks
Using the LMI Go Bar deck.
Length 06:32

 

Neck Joint

Neck Joint
Making a bolt on mortise and tenon neck joint.
Length 08:59

 

Buffing High Gloss Finishes

Buffing High Gloss Finishes
How to buff a high gloss finish.
Length 09:49

 

Inlay

Inlay
How to design and execute inlay designs.
Length 06:31

 

Neck Blanks

Neck Blanks
A discussion of different types of neck blanks and how to make necks and heel blocks from them.
Length 07:13

 

Truss Rods

Truss Rods
A discussion of truss rods and how to install them.
Length 08:58

 

Back Braces

Back Braces
How to radius and attach braces to a steel string guitar back.
Length 08:54

 

Neck Carving

Neck Carving
How to carve a guitar neck.
Length 09:05

 

The Spanish Heel

The Spanish Heel
Using a table saw to cut the slots.
Length 03:50

 

Installing Bindings & Purflings

Installing Bindings and Purflings
How to install Bindings and Purflings.
Length 08:42

 

Bending Bindings

Binding Bending
Bend bindings using a bending machine.
Length 05:15

 

Cutting Binding Channels

Cutting Binding Channels
Using a router to cut the channel.
Length 07:45

 

Glues Part I

Glue Part I
An overview of instument glue.
Length 07:48

 

Glues Part II

Glue Part II
An overview of instument glue.
Length 09:35

 

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