Tag - mother of pearl inlays

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part C
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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part B
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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part A
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How to Make Inlay Patterns
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Mother of Pearl Inlays

Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part C

Practicing careful cutting techniques will minimize your cleanup operation on your inlays, which in turn, reduces your chances of breaking these fragile pieces of shell. While some cleanup with files is required with needle files, try to cut evenly and consistently, even at the expense of using more time during cutting – will be rewarded with a inlay with minimal post-cutting cleanup.

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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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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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