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Old 09-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #61
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Took some pics with the sun out!



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Old 09-19-2011, 11:11 AM   #62
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That little hook below the 6th string tuner looks like it could break off easily, but that's a nice build regardless.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:03 PM   #63
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That little hook below the 6th string tuner looks like it could break off easily, but that's a nice build regardless.

Yes I know, basically it is a very fragile headstock. I'm sure I will damage it properly in the future.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:57 PM   #64
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im not sure how it would look, but if you got mad skillz you could probably bind it and it would help every corner from not chipping. youd have to pick just the right color and size to look right though
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:45 AM   #65
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:53 AM   #66
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Tpoo much string, but i like the inlays
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #67
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Sick! Have you seen this?




I love it! I want a seven string, play some Dir En Grey tunes.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #68
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Got some work done today.
It looks a bit sloppy, but I lack the skill. I find it very difficult to be so precise with a Dremel. What you see took me about an hour.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #69
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Nice work!
I want to know what is the black strat-like beside the acoustic.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #70
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If the MOP isn't totally snug in the routs then I'd suggest you fill it with something black to make an outline and make it look deliberate. Filler made from glue and sanding dust only looks decent with jet black ebony IMO. But a black outline on the pulse inlay would look totally magnificent.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:33 PM   #71
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Nice work!
I want to know what is the black strat-like beside the acoustic.

Grass Roots Kirk Hammett model.
It's a great guitar. The action is all right but the frets are totally worn down so I'm reffretting it soon with jumbo's. I've put EMG's in em cause the pups it came with really sucked. The whammy stays perfectly in tune though, very happy about that.

Don't know why the brand gets so much hate, after a pickup change they're awesome.

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If the MOP isn't totally snug in the routs then I'd suggest you fill it with something black to make an outline and make it look deliberate. Filler made from glue and sanding dust only looks decent with jet black ebony IMO. But a black outline on the pulse inlay would look totally magnificent.

Yea I think I will do that. I have some liquid gasket, it is perfectly black, should do the trick.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #72
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liquid gasket will probably be much too soft for what you want. im guessing its black RTV? basically same consistency as caulking
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #73
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liquid gasket will probably be much too soft for what you want. im guessing its black RTV? basically same consistency as caulking

Yea it is the RTV. What would you suggest to use?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #74
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This is one of the sickest guitars evr!!!im just finishing my first guitar. cant wait to see how it comes out!!
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #75
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Yea it is the RTV. What would you suggest to use?


ive never done it, so i dont know, epoxy of some sort?
i just know rtv is too gooey
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:03 AM   #76
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ive never done it, so i dont know, epoxy of some sort?
i just know rtv is too gooey

I'll try looking for some black epoxy, thanks!
Yeah I knew RTV is really gooey but I figured it would cure overtime, but still it would be soft.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:39 PM   #77
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Update!

I bought a router base for my Dremel, very happy with it, it gives me more stability and control. Still took some time to route it to about half depth but it is making things very easy.




I have been using a scalpel to cut out where I need to route. Ideal tool but you have to be really carefull, I've cut myself a few times and this thing really leaves a mark.


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Old 10-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #78
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:58 PM   #79
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #80
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I'm still alive! Although I must say I havent done jack shit since my last post. I'm picking it back up again but I need your help.

As you might have noticed the inlay for the fretboard has to represent a heartbeat which goes down and starts back up. The idea came from a personal experience I had. (Story here:http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...=1539256&page=3 post number 83.)

Anyway, I noticed I found it super difficult to cut out the pieces of inlay and ended up breaking the most of them.
Also another rookie mistake I made is not cutting out the pieces first and tracing that on the fretboard to cut out from the wood.

So now I've ended up with broken pieces of inlay and worst of all they don't fit snug in the board. This is my main concern, I have seen other builders place inlay that was very snug. How did you guys do this? I really want it to be clean to the eye, even if it's my first build.

Here you can see one of the inlays, broken and not fitting snug in the board.


This is the situation on my Grass Roots KH. The finish on the inlays is fugly and I don't want to end up with the same on my own made guitar. (The guitars plays great btw, just swap out the shitty hardware)


This is what I want. As you can see the inlay fits very well in the wood. Is this something that even can be done by hand?



So actually I need to know, am I aiming too high?
I was thinking about throwing out the inlays I have at the moment and buy them again and try cutting them again. Taking special care to make 3 of the inlays fit the already routed inlays in the board.
Then cutting out the rest of the inlays and trace them to the board and hope I keep it tight?
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