#1
Hi,

So, the other day i saw this guitar with a really cool inlay design of pumpkins, it was a headless horseman themed guitar. And a couple other guitar with cool inlay designs.

What im wondering is: How do you do custom inlays like that? Can you do it by hand? Is there a book out there i could purchase to learn to do it? I have an old beater strat neck that i've been looking to do something with...

thanks for any info!
#2
dremel is common for by hand. just a small bit and an extremely steady hand, along wiht a workbench for the dremel.
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#3
Its actually a pretty easy concept to get. You cut out the designs with a jewelers saw, and put them into slots routed with a small router (dremel) and glue them in with CA. Of course there i s more to it than that, but basically thats it. I'm working on some inlays pretty soon actually. I got this book called the art of inlay. its a pretty decent book and has a lot of neat ideas in it. Not too much content though.
#5
we do some custom inlay stuff for customers and the hardest part is cutting the design out of the inlay material. the carving out the wood is easy with a dremel (if your any good with a dremel)