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Dan Erlewine's Nut Making Step-By-Step

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Make a new nut like a pro! Dan's DVD makes a tricky job much easier. You'll see how to do professional work on Gibsons, Fenders and Martins, three very different types of nut work.

This video lesson covers all of the information you'd get if you could train personally with Dan Erlewine in his repair shop. Nut making is bread-and-butter work for the professional shop, and getting it right makes your customers happy. Every bit as important as neck adjustments and fret work, it's a key part of every guitar setup.

The whole process is presented: removing the old nut, making a top-quality replacement nut, and final shaping, polishing and installation.

Adjusting the neck Tapping out the nut Scribing/heating/cutting the finish Analyzing and preparing the nut slot Choosing a nut blank Fitting a nut blank: techniques for Fender, Gibson and Martin Laying out the string spacing Lowering the slots Shaping, sanding and polishing Gluing the nut Finishing.

1 hour.

Will these DVDs play on your equipment?
These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide use.


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About Dan Erlewine's New Repair Videos

A brief introduction to Dan Erlewine and his new instructional repair videos.

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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Absolutely essential!

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I have watched videos on YouTube but none are detailed enough or even professional enough to do a good, factory quality job. Dan Erlewine's video is complete, very detailed step by step tutorial on three different types of guitars. Nut replacement, installation was the first repair I ever preformed on a guitar. It's a simple enjoyable repair I think, for anyone with proper instruction and tools. This video is it. I think this video is excellent, absolutely essential for anyone preforming this type of repair!

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I think I can take another step!

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I'm no luthier, but have a bunch of woodworking and boat building experience.
The Stew Mac videos make the work tangible and dissipates the fears that keep us new-to-lutherie from starting.
I feel like I know where to slow down and think, how to proceed into the incomprehensible and that a mentor is standing behind me at the bench offering advice while letting me try out the next step in my mandolin build.
My project is using 175 year old maple 2x4's from a timber frame house we took down.
I'm hoping for a travel mandolin to take to lake powell this winter.

5.0

Totally worth it

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I bought this DVD to learn and I thought I had it down pretty well since I've made a couple nuts for guitars but after watching this I have a lot more I can work on to make better nuts. He has tons of tips and it's packed full of information. It will really help you no matter if you are just a hobbies or someone who is working to be a luthier. You'll learn something new

5.0

Nut making video is great information

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Verified Buyer


Great step-by-step information for builder or repair shop. Keep the information coming Dan, Thanks

5.0

Years of Education in Hours

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Verified Buyer


Another one of Dan's great works.

5.0

Great Video!

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This DVD shows a lot of information about nut-making! I have books about it, but it is nice to see the actual procedure in a video. For someone just getting started in this field, this and other videos you carry, really show how its done and have boosted my confidence in attempting this delicate work! Cheers!

5.0

Thanks Dan!

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This video is long and to the point. Eliminate the "first time" frustration.

5.0

Awesome DVD

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Verified Buyer


Making and adjusting a nut is probably the most difficult part of repair. This DVD takes you step by step through the process. Great product as usual from Stew-Mac

5.0

Nut making DVD

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What can you say. All of these DVDs should be viewed by every shop or guitar player that wants to do his/her own guitar work. Finally being able to watch a Pro do these jobs makes doing the job so much easier. Awesome awesome work for making these DVDs Dan Erlewine. You truely are a genius.

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Go Dan!

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Super DVD if you're interested in getting into nut work! You will go from novice to pro in nothing flat!

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