Rag 'n' Bone Brown is an online video channel documenting woodworking, restoration, DIY and upcycling projects using mainly salvaged wood and reclaimed materials by Keith Brown, Maker Of Things. Videos range from build projects like furniture builds and restorations, workshop projects, home & garden & pet projects to vlogs, tool reviews and influencer interviews. Based in Norwich in the UK, the channel began in 2015 on YouTube.

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak - THE WHOLE BUILD (Quick Version)

Here's the electric guitar build with no talking - just the action.  

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 9 of 9)

In this video I play the guitar for the first time and go through my final thoughts, project costs, etc.

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 8 of 9)

In this video I string up the guitar for the first time and encounter some bridge problems.  Eventually I overcome them!  Then we wire up the electrics and fit the final parts.

Making An Electric Guitar From Oak (part 7 of 9)

In this video I make a pickguard for the guitar, buff the finish and screw on the neck to the body

Making An Electric Guitar From Oak (part 6 of 9)

In this video I fit the bridge and the pickups, route out a cavity for the electrics to sit in, apply a headstock decal logo and start to apply the lacquer finish to the body and neck

Chisel & Plane Blade Sharpening - My Method

A video about my method for sharpening chisels and plane blades.
 
Everything I use in this video is pretty cheap and easy to come by,.
 
Equipment I use:
 

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 5 of 9)

In this video I work on the guitar body

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 4 of 9)

In this video, I started by doing some shaping of the end of the frets with an electric file, a hand file, and the orbital sander to round over the sharp edges and make the neck more comfortable to play.

Next I wanted to add some fret dots to the side of the neck.  I had an idea to use cocktail sticks or “tooth picks” for this.  I first marked up where the holes would need to be drilled with an awl, and then I drilled appropriately sized holes to accommodate the sticks, added wood glue, inserted the cocktail sticks, flush cut them and sanded to finish.

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 3 of 9)

In this video I started by cutting a slot for the nut to slot in to the fretboard.  I did this on the cross cut sled on my tablesaw, making a couple of passes to get the slot to the right size.  Then I did a bit of shaping to the end of the fretboard using the belt sander.

Next I wanted to add the frets to the neck, and I used a free online tool by StewMac which accurately calculates the correct fret spacing for the scale of any guitar.  Then I carefully marked these up measuring the distance from the nut slot using a steel ruler.

Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 2 of 9)

In this video I began by drilling the holes for the tuners to fit in to the headstock.  I did lots of careful measuring to check that the tuners were eventy spaced out and level with the string slots of the nut.  I first drilled some pilot holes with a 2mm drill bit on the drill press, and then I drilled the holes to their final size. 

The heatstock wasn’t quite wide enough, so I glued on another strip of oak to it.  Once the glue had dried, I could then shape the headstock on the bandsaw and belt sander.

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