Archive - August 2010

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part B
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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part A
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Inlay Cutting Jig
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How to Make Inlay Patterns
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Mother of Pearl Inlays
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Installing MOP Position Markers
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Cutaway Attachment for Bender Jig
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How to Sharpen Chisels
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Bridge Pin Debate
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Shaping The Guitar Neck:

Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part B

I you are interested in make inlays from mother of pearl or abalone to install in guitar necks, headpieces and more, read this second in a series of articles for tools, tip and techniques to make your mop cutting faster and less frustrating. We also include tool plans you can make for inlay cutting jigs and lots more.

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part A

I you are interested in make inlays from mother of pearl or abalone to install in guitar necks, headpieces and more, read this series of articles for tools, tip and techniques to make your mop cutting faster and less frustrating. We also include tool plans you can make for inlay cutting jigs and lots more.

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Inlay Cutting Jig

Inlay Cutting Jig Plans – Very detailed plans of a great tool to make life easier when cutting shell inlays for guitar necks, headstocks and bodies. Immediate electronic download of PDF file which consists of (1) 24″ x 36″ printable plan showing the assembled jig with all dimension and complete notes. This article also instructs you how to build this useful jig for about $10.00, including air pump to blow away dust particles and convenient attachment to your workbench.

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How to Make Inlay Patterns

Tips and techniques for layout and design methods for making simple to elaborate mother of pearl or abalone shell inlays in your guitar fretboard or guitar headstock.

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Mother of Pearl Inlays

In this guitar building article we discuss the merits of installing mother of pearl or abalone in guitar necks, the reasons for doing so and what materials to look for when searching for your shell blanks. We also will go on to teach you how to cut inlays and install them in the fretboard or any other part of the guitar.

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Installing MOP Position Markers

Want to install Mother of Pearl or Abalone Shell position dots into your guitar fretboard? This article gives you all the necessary steps to do so along with the tools and materials you will need to complete the fun project like a pro.

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Cutaway Attachment for Bender Jig

If you have our Heated Side Bender Jig, you will want to add this attachment so you can have the option of making those great cutaways that you see on so may handmade guitar. This jig accessory will pop right on our heated side bender and allow you to bend cutaways for (4) different guitar shapes. The plans include the complete detailed jig assembly plans, template layouts and complete notes and dimensions to easily construction this jig.

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How to Sharpen Chisels

It is a well known fact that you can hurt yourself much easier with a dull tool vs. a sharp one. This chisel honing guide takes through the process of truing up the chisel edge and utilizing the array of sharpening stones from medium grit to extremely fine grit and finally to leather strop.

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Shaping The Guitar Neck:

This article discusses the best tools to use for the shaping process for both the guitar neck and the guitar heel. Also the techniques are discussed in detail as to how to achieve the best and most accurate results in shaping your guitar neck.

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