The Art Of Inlay

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  1. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    The music is a live improvisation with my old band Bad Bax & the Hard Boys. Kinda of a country funk.


     
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    floydrose Senior Stratmaster

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    Good stuff as usual Scott.
     
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  3. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing that. I would love to develop the skill for doing that kind of work.
     
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    You're one talented mf'r
    Still like the Warner bros. one
     
  5. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I’m starting a new luthier course in Sante Fe New Mexico next spring if you are serious.
     
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    Things like that remind me why i always abandon the idea to inlay intricate things like a tree of life on a board.....dremels,routing bases,miniscule bits,lots of patience and precision....very nice work...a cnc would be very proud of u....
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    If it was in Richmond VA I would be there with bells on. You moving? I thought your were closer to me than NM?
     
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    Amazing. Do you make electrics too?
     
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    I’m moving over Christmas to be closer to my grandkids as I near retirement. I should be in the new space in January and we will be ramping up the school as soon as we get the shop set up.
     
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    Absolutely! Here are a few. One is 34 feet long! View attachment 517517 0ED7CC77-8942-4F25-BB48-35BCC49FB628.jpeg DDCAB70C-1F32-4AFB-9A00-F4D46EE7E9EE.jpeg 82753639-2D43-4997-B8C5-7EFAC4DFD361.jpeg DB1A5D1C-B6E2-452B-9AE7-D8EF1653F0F2.jpeg C53B0E98-C15D-461B-B76F-EE500B3F320D.jpeg
     
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    Cheap CNC inlay has made me not really want any fancy inlay on my own guitars. I’ve gone the other way the last few years. Nothing gives me a worse headache than doing inlay for an entire day using magnifying glasses. It was easier with youngster eyes….lol.
     
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    Will the different climate demand changes to your shop?
     
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    Well done, sir. Music and video made my afternoon.
     
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    Here’s a project I just finished up, nothing as intricate as Scott’s. I put some leftover abalone purfling & a pearl star I had leftover from a guitar project & a Jolly Roger I bought to add a little pirate flavor.
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  17. Scott Baxendale

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    Yes a bit. I was in Colorado before I was in Georgia and Sante Fe will be dry like Colorado. The good news is that the rebuilds we do in our remanufacturing business are all such aged guitars that all the wood is naturally torrefied which means that humidity fluctuations do not have any effect on the stability of these guitars. That is one of the up sell’s on our process is that these guitars don’t have the humidity issues that a new acoustic guitar has. We used a swamp cooler on a timer in the old Denver shop the keep the humidity at 40%.
     
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