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Project by JMACGUITARS posted 1649 days ago 1252 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s more difficult to capture the guitar in a photograph then it is to build it!

-- JMAC





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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 1649 days ago

Very nice. that inlay work really makes it special. Good job.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Rj

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#2 posted 1649 days ago

Superb craftsmanship! your attention to detail is outstanding .. I wish I had a guitar this nice.

I would love to see a blog on how you do your inlay and if at all possible a how to blog on how you go about making a guitar?

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1649 days ago

Very pleasing to the eye a great build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodmight

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#4 posted 1649 days ago

Excellent build… Have you been buying your bindings from Stu Mac? Also nice Inlay work..( 3 thumbs up )

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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woodenships

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#5 posted 1648 days ago

Very Sweet!!
I heard that pearl inlay dust is toxic??

What precautions do you take?
and

Do you make the tuner heads? or do the inlay?

-- "Safety is habit you start and always keep!"

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JMACGUITARS

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#6 posted 1648 days ago

I never heard the dust was toxic, however I always use a mask when working. On this build I purchased the buttons, although I made my share of them. JMAC

-- JMAC

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JMACGUITARS

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#7 posted 1648 days ago

I do purchase some binding, from StewMac, LMI, and others, and make it, as time goes I make more and more of the parts myself.

-- JMAC

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bigike

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#8 posted 1648 days ago

nice job on the inlay. how was that done, blog it if u can?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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JMACGUITARS

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#9 posted 1648 days ago

The Procedure for the inlay as it works for me:
I either purchase or cut the inlay form pearl or other shell as need for different colors.
position the completed cut inlay on the piece
Trace the outline with the thinnest pencil I can find – .005 (To me this is the hardest part)
I cut the piece in using a mini die grinder with a .031 end mill (down cut). When I first attempted inlay I thought I could never do this, but it is much easier then it appears.

One invaluable tip I learned from my good friend John at Blues Creek guitars, when inlaying Ebony, any over cuts can be fixed by covering the area with black sharpie, then float the area with CA (thin super glue) hit it with a small amount of activator, sand back. Any small mistakes will be completely invisible.

Anyone interested in building a Guitar, Blues Creek Guitars ( http://www.bluescreekguitars.com/) is the place to start John is the best source of information and meterials I have found.

-- JMAC

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