A couple of quick photos:

I have just finished sawing out the peghead inlay (my initials, K & M). Here the inlay is just sitting on the peghead. Tomorrow I will rout out the cavity for the inlay and will glue it in.


Saturday, July 18th, 2009:

Here are some photos of routing the inlay cavity and gluing in the inlay:

After tacking the inlay on the peghead with a couple of dabs of Duco cement, I have scribed around the inlay with an Exacto knife.

I've routed the inlay cavity with my Dremel; I used a 1/16" bit for routing out the middle sections and a 1/32" bit for getting at the outer lines.

Here I've glued the inlay in with the epoxy and ebony dust.





Here I've filled the scribed lines with some yellow chalk dust.

The inlay fits pretty well! Yay!!!! This time I have minimal gaps (which will be filled with epoxy and ebony dust).


Well, now there's not really much for me to do except wait for the epoxy to cure enough that I can then glue the fingerboard to the neck. I'll do that later today. Then, I'll wait till tomorrow to scrape down the epoxy and see how the inlay came out.

Maybe tonight I will start carving the neck!



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  1. Planning
  2. A Little Change in Plans...
  3. Back Braces
  4. Carving the Back Braces & Cutting the Top Braces
  5. The Rosette / Tapering the Fingerboard
  6. Bracing the Top
  7. Carving the Braces / Gluing the Soundhole Braces & Bridge Plate
  8. The Finished Top and Back!!! / Cutting and Bending the Sides
  9. Fixing Cupped Sides / Making Spreaders & Clamping Cauls
  10. Neck and Tail Blocks
  11. Sanding the Radius into the Sides / Gluing the Kerfing Strips / Side Reinforcements
  12. Fitting & Gluing the Back
  13. Fitting & Gluing the Top
  14. We Have a Soundbox Now!!!
  15. Bending and Routing for Bindings
  16. Gluing the End Wedge & Bindings
  17. Scraping the Bindings
  18. Beginning the Neck
  19. The Neck, Continued!!!
  20. The Neck, Day 3
  21. Peghead, Tuners, Dots, & Frets!!
  22. Peghead Inlay
  23. Backstrap & Gluing the Fingerboard
  24. Carving the Neck / A "Duh!" Moment / Side Dots / Preparing for Finish
  25. Pore-Filling and Sealing
  26. Spraying the Top Coats
  27. Finishing the Finish / Gluing on the Neck
  28. Gluing on the Bridge
  29. Set-Up / It's All Done!