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    This is going to be a fine thing!

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    Inlay experiment

    Was curious to know if my glitter/super glue inlay technique could work over stained wood. It appears so. I stained the wood, applied about 20 coats of wipe on poly and did the inlay.
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    Gold paint on the tailpiece bracket wasnít the best solution. Maybe Iíve been subconsciously inspired by Buffalo Ghost to pull the gold glitter back out.
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    The gold glitter looked good, but Iíve changed my mind AGAIN. Rosewood and ivory purfling will be more durable and more in keeping with the overall look of the guitar.
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    Tailpiece....Again!

    I think there must be a hex on this guitar tailpiece. After all itís screwing and gluing it seems to of developed a twist. It may be within tolerance levels, but if it isnít I would of created an obvious mess where the tailpiece bracket screws into the body. Soooo....here we go again. I figured if I could use a proper tailpiece, cut it down and cover it with wood, a lot of the functional concerns will be taken care of. Further more I think I have figured out how to do it so I thought Iíd start documenting it.
    Today I started with hacksawing the edges off and grinding the arched cross bar down and flat.
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    Progress shot. Second layer.
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    You never take the easy option do you?

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    Final level. A little engraving so the metal rods sit flat then onto shaping.
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