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Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Fixing fretboard chips on the Mike Bloomfield Tele
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Issue 259 April 07, 2016
Fixing fretboard chips on the Mike Bloomfield Tele
The rosewood fretboard on this 1963 Telecaster has some nasty chips from old fret jobs. Dan Erlewine uses three methods to fix fretboard chips, including some serious surgery for the worst cases: grafting in new rosewood!
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, Grain runout made this guitar bridge pop off!
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Issue 252 November 05, 2015
Grain runout made this guitar bridge pop off!
BANG! While this guitar was being played, the bridge popped off with a sound like a gunshot. Before Dan Erlewine glues it back on, he explains the likely cause of this trouble: grain runout in the guitar’s cedar top.
Watch the Trade Secrets Video, How to finish an acoustic guitar bridge
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Issue 251 October 22, 2015
How to finish an acoustic guitar bridge
A small finishing job like this is easy. After the bridge popped off this classical guitar, Dan Erlewine replaced it with a new one. In this short video, he shows how simple it was to put a finish on the new bridge before gluing it on.
Use your drill press as a planer to make custom bindings Issue 2 November 02, 2006
Use your drill press as a planer to make custom bindings
In Trade Secrets this week: Did you know you can plane wood on your drill press?

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