Luthier Tips du Jour Videos

This very popular video series has helped countless luthiers and woodworkers all over the world! It is now available for downloading and streaming in chronological order.

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About This Course

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Luthier Tips du Jour video. Since then hundreds of "Tips" have been presented in the series and the videos have received over 7.5 million views on Youtube. To celebrate the occasion Robert is making available the original series, the current Luthier Tips du Jour Mailbag series as well as a bunch of unreleased episodes. These unreleased Luthier Tips du Jour Mailbag videos will be slowly released to the general public at the rate of one video about every four weeks. At this pace it would take five years to make them all available for viewing. However, you can view and download them all now! Why wait to benefit from all the great information presented by Robert in his popular Luthier Tips du Jour Videos!

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Thanks a million for putting all the tips online for us. What a bargain!!! Austin
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Hizo Mr O'Brien, this videos have been very helpful. great advice Iván Lobo
I watch them religiously...but I noticed a very important video..one that should be "pinned" to the top of the page...."Getting permission from the wife" Thanks for all you do! Ronald
Congratulations for the work accumulated during these 10 years. that have been of great help to make known the luthería. Toto Dixit
I love these videos. They have been immensely helpful to me over the years. Thank you! Garrett
Just bought your latest course, the Tips du Jour videos - this is a great resource and a good price. Chris
Thanks so much for all the videos and how to sharing! Discovered you like 9 years ago and you're always near when I'm building guitars. Thanks for your time, generosity and teaching skills! Keep up the good work! Mitch in France
I really like your tips. Thanks again Giju
Your work always have inspired me and so many luthier through the world! Rodrigo - Brazil
Awesome! That’s a massive amount of guitar building information to have at your fingertips. Frank
Thank you for all you do. Those videos have saved my weekend at times. Abe - Hawaii
Taught this old dog many new tricks! Paul
Very cool! Well worth the bucks too. Jay Lichty - North Carolina
An enormous amount of amazingly valuable information! Thank you! Peter
They are wonderful and very much appreciated! Bill
Thank you for all those great videos. Martin
Congrats on 10 years of high quality content Robbie! Alexandre
I absolutely love tips du jour, so much helpful info. Ever so grateful. Brandin
Congrats Robbie! Thanks so much for all the videos and hard work. Folks the instruction this gentleman offers is first rate. Robbie O'Brien you are the best! Thanks!! Jeff
Thanks a million for putting all the tips online for us. What a bargain!!! Austin
Chapter 1 • Luthier Tips du Jour Mailbag
7:35:23
Lesson 1: Hygrometer 4:30
Lesson 2: Fret end filing 5:46
Lesson 3: Crack Repair 4:14
Lesson 4: String height at the nut 3:32
Lesson 5: Vacuum 2:30
Lesson 6: CA Glue for bindings 5:10
Lesson 7: Dust collection 4:26
Lesson 8: UV systems 3:52
Lesson 9: Hide Glue 9:26
Lesson 10: Sunburst Finishes 3:19
Lesson 11: Pickups 8:52
Lesson 12: Buffing high gloss finishes 3:17
Lesson 13: CA glue on fret ends 3:53
Lesson 14: CA glue and tie block bones 3:50
Lesson 15: LMI Fret Tang Filer 2:20
Lesson 16: CA Glue 7:22
Lesson 17: Fretboard Binding 8:20
Lesson 18: Gluing frets 1:43
Lesson 19: Working pain free 3:52
Lesson 20: CA glue for gap filling 3:59
Lesson 21: Nut slots 4:48
Lesson 22: Pickguards 9:41
Lesson 23: Fret Removal 4:33
Lesson 24: CA Glue to fix finishes 10:29
Lesson 25: Determining Finish type 3:26
Lesson 26: Tonerite 5:06
Lesson 27: Burn in sticks 2:31
Lesson 28: Redwood 2:24
Lesson 29: Shop design 14:30
Lesson 30: Shellac and sawdust pore fill 6:04
Lesson 31: Mando pickup install 10:10
Lesson 32: Side bending 4:06
Lesson 33: K&K Guitar pickup install 10:16
Lesson 34: Drilling an end pin hole 3:28
Lesson 35: Aqua Coat pore filler 6:02
Lesson 36: Royal Lac - LMI Version 36:31
Lesson 37: Pandoras box 11:48
Lesson 38: LMI Yellow glue 3:09
Lesson 39: Re-attaching a bridge 6:21
Lesson 40: Baking Tops 3:12
Lesson 41: Tonewood 7:07
Lesson 42: Binding jig advice 5:18
Lesson 43: Safe - t -planer 3:08
Lesson 44: Bending Bindings and purflings 3:32
Lesson 45: Pre-carved classical neck from LMI 8:28
Lesson 46: High gloss without a buffer 3:17
Lesson 47: Sandpaper 3:39
Lesson 48: Working with problem woods 5:35
Lesson 49: Closing the box 3:45
Lesson 50: Sealing tuner holes before finishing 2:58
Lesson 51: Pore filling rosettes. 3:57
Lesson 52: LMI articulated clamp 3:20
Lesson 53: Friendly plastic 2:24
Lesson 54: A better glue bottle 2:50
Lesson 55: Calibrating hygrometers 7:44
Lesson 56: Marketing your work 6:12
Lesson 57: LMI brace sander 4:54
Lesson 58: Is it really as easy at it looks 3:53
Lesson 59: Lutherie wax and lemon oil 3:32
Lesson 60: How often to sharpen tools 2:37
Lesson 61: Super six planer 3:53
Lesson 62: LMI nut and saddle setup gauge 2:25
Lesson 63: Twill tape 6:51
Lesson 64: Drilling tuner holes 1:49
Lesson 65: UV pore filler 3:56
Lesson 66: Removing buffing coompound residue 2:05
Lesson 67: Show room shine 2:52
Lesson 68: CITES 8:25
Lesson 69: Fixing dents 3:15
Lesson 70: Torrefied wood 7:47
Lesson 71: Arm bevel block size 3:02
Lesson 72: Wax for easy glue cleanup 3:00
Lesson 73: Inlay tool tip 3:23
Lesson 74: Bending a cutaway side 1:50
Lesson 75: Bone shims 2:34
Lesson 76: Rocklite 2:30
Lesson 77: DIY humidifier 8:03
Lesson 78: Crackle finish 3:33
Lesson 79: Laminating sides 13:23
Lesson 80: More CITES information 10:29
Lesson 81: CA glue shelf life 2:31
Lesson 82: Brace height 2:06
Lesson 83: Tape removal without damaging the finish 3:56
Lesson 84: Zpoxy pore fill 0:55
Lesson 85: Jack the gripper 1:32
Lesson 86: Mitered purflings 5:46
Lesson 87: Cutting fretboard to length 2:34
Chapter 2 • Unreleased Episodes
5:36:51
3 or 4 back braces 1:51
Back crack repair 5:53
Back injury advice and bench jig 4:27
Bad sounding string 1:49
Beveling classical bridge ends 3:20
Binding repair 3:54
Calibrating hygrometers with potassium carbonate 2:27
Cedar vs Spruce 4:44
Clamping a bridge 3:55
Classical guitar action too high 7:17
Cleaning saw blades 2:20
CNC and lutherie 3:13
Compound radius 10:06
Cool machines 5:23
Crack repair using tuning machines 4:45
Drilling bridge pin holes accurately 2:20
Electric guitar pickguard 3:56
Fan frets 8:20
Finish repair 6:01
Finish repair - sunburst 4:04
Fixing color finishes 6:55
Flamenco vs. classical 8:03
Fret tang filer 3:35
Glu boost gel for inlay 3:05
Glu Boost 8:10
Go bar deck idea 2:27
Grain Orientation in braces 3:22
High gloss finish without a buffer 4:20
Holding the guitar 2:03
How to control thin Ca glues during repairs 3:52
How to laminate sides 3:27
How to process bone 4:02
How to process wood 18:19
Humidifiers II 2:34
Humidifiers I 7:01
Installing reverse kerfing without breaking 6:13
LED Lighting 2:08
#88 • Leveling rosettes 7:16
LMI bridge drill jig 2:59
LMI cutaway template 2:02
LMI headstock drilling and slotting jig 3:44
LMI micro bead pore filler 3:03
LMI rotary plunge tool - rosette installation 8:38
LMI semi carved classical guitar neck 2:50
LMI water based pore filler 2:05
Maintaining RH levels after the guitar is built 3:35
Making a solera 8:33
Mineral deposits in wood 2:33
Mis-aligned purflings 3:15
Reaching inside the guitar 1:58
Recipe fpr depression 2:13
Replacing the bridge on a 1943 martin -OO-18 clamping a bridge 3:04
Re-topping a guitar 3:49
Ripples in sides 2:36
Royal lac 1:58
Royal lac post cat 2:40
Sanding around neck area while finishing 3:02
Sanding bars 3:29
Scratch repair 6:02
Scratch repair with glu boost 4:13
Sculpted heel - Beau Hannam 4:11
Sharpening angle 2:44
Sharpening convex planes 6:37
Shellac 5:53
Shop safety and kids 3:28
Spray equipment 2:29
Strap button installation 3:49
Strings 3:23
Tie block bones 1:49
Truss rod - testing before use 2:44
Tuners 5:10
Unusual stories 3:52
What is torrefied wood 14:53
Wifes permission 1:49
Wolf note 6:26
Working when tired 2:16
Chapter 3 • Luthier Tips du Jour Classic Series
10:24:31
Lesson 1: Thickness Sanding 4:40
Lesson 2: Scrapers 6:09
Lesson 3: Side bending by hand 6:28
Lesson 4: Safe-T-Planer 8:01
Lesson 5: Drilling tuner holes 7:01
Lesson 6: Drill press router 7:35
Lesson 7: Pore filling with drywall compound 5:54
Lesson 8: Top Thicknessing 5:50
Lesson 9: Top Bracing 11:05
Lesson 10: Notching classical fan bracing 3:29
Lesson 11: End Grafts 8:39
Lesson 12: Vacuum Fixtures 9:40
Lesson 13: Glue Part I 7:49
Lesson 14: Glue Part II 9:35
Lesson 15: Cutting Binding Channels 7:45
Lesson 16: Bending bindings 5:15
Lesson 17: Installing bindings and purflings 8:42
Lesson 18: The Spanish heel 3:50
Lesson 19: Neck carving 9:05
Lesson 20: Steel String back braces 8:54
Lesson 21: Truss Rods 8:58
Lesson 22: Neck Blanks 7:13
Lesson 23: Inlay 6:31
Lesson 24: Buffing high gloss finishes 9:49
Lesson 25: Mortise and tenon neck joint 8:59
Lesson 26: Go Bar Decks 6:32
Lesson 27: Classical Bridge making 9:28
Lesson 28: Murphys Law 8:55
Lesson 29: The Tornavoz 9:51
Lesson 30: The Tornavoz Part II 5:18
Lesson 31: Kerfing jig 3:47
Lesson 32: Sunburst finish 6:30
Lesson 33: The shooting board 6:38
Lesson 34: Closing The Box 9:43
Lesson 35: Steel String Bridge making 7:04
Lesson 36: LMI Manual Fret Slotting System 8:02
Lesson 37: Making Forms 9:15
Lesson 38: Heel and end Blocks 8:15
Lesson 39: Plate joining 6:07
Lesson 40: Acoustic guitar set up 8:56
Lesson 41: Sharpening 9:20
Lesson 42: Nut and Saddle Making 8:33
Lesson 43: Heating Controller 5:02
Lesson 44: The V Joint 9:48
Lesson 45: Spray guns 9:26
Lesson 46: Double Tops Part I 8:50
Lesson 47: Double Tops Part II 9:59
Lesson 48: Kerfing 8:02
Lesson 49: The LMI Side Bender 7:43
Lesson 50: Rosettes 11:11
Lesson 51: Pickups 8:55
Lesson 52: Les Paul Peghead Repair 5:58
Lesson 53: Slotted Pegheads 7:31
Lesson 54: Neck reset 10:37
Lesson 55: Tonewood 10:13
Lesson 56: Meet the maker Kent Everett 14:08
Lesson 57: Abalone 6:34
Lesson 58: Pickguard removal 1:49
Lesson 59: Tru oil 3:40
Lesson 60: Bridge Removal 4:02
Lesson 61: Electric Guitar Finish 7:01
Lesson 62: Brazilian 7 string guitar 19:19
Lesson 63: Hand Planes 10:03
Lesson 64: Luthiercam 2:04
Lesson 65: Band Saws 16:03
Lesson 66: Monica Esparza 7:44
Lesson 67: Meet the Player - Steve Devries 22:46
Lesson 68: Meet the Player - Steve Devries Part II 4:01
Lesson 69: Steve Devries - Part III 11:47
Lesson 70: Crack repair 3:24
Lesson 71: LMI Plate joining jig 2:33
Lesson 72: The arm bevel 6:34
Lesson 73: LMI Bridge hole drilling jig 2:44
Lesson 74: UV Cured Finish 3:57
Lesson 75: Humidity 6:48
Lesson 76: Purflex 7:04
Lesson 77: LMI Pre-Carved Necks 8:28
Lesson 78: Intonation 6:22
Lesson 79: Cutting binding channels by hand 3:18
Lesson 80: Shellac 5:09
Lesson 81: LMI locating pins 2:08
Lesson 82: Neck removal 2:36