1st time Build , T-style Ulysses

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  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses TDPRI Member

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    Thanks Jupiter and Glenn for making me sound mysterious (",)

    It was a happy accident with the backwards s , so I kept it.
    Dunno what's up with my profile giving 404 errors? -

    Just got an email from a moderator here at tdpri asking me to fix the backwards s, it's creating problems with my profile. Ah well, suppose I'll have to fix it.
     
  2. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful build and your inlays look great! I used to do the wire inlay on muzzle loading pistols. I used brass to do that and had to anneal the brass to make it soft enough to inlay. Never thought about doing that on a guitar until now.

    Instead of cutting the design with a scapel, break up a hack saw into three or four pieces, then sharpen the end into tips of various widths. Then you draw the design and then tap a groove into the wood with the tips of the hacksaw piece. Then tap the inlay strips into the channel you created. That's how I was taught to do the inlay on the muzzle loading pistols.

    Here's what the hacksaw piece would look like...

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    Here's a shot of how the wire inlay look in the wood...

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    After the wire is annealed...it'll follow any curve you want to put on it..
     
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    Ulysses TDPRI Member

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    Excellent advice fretman 2 and thanks for your kind words.
    I will definitely try that on the next build.

    The backwards 's' is gone guys. I had to change it - it was causing too many problems.
     
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    Lovely work - ambitious and very tidy!
     
  5. Ulysses

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    Thanks Tintag
    Yeah ambitious is right- "go big or go home". (",)
    I plan on building a lot more guitars so I wanted to try lots of techniques and get my mistakes behind me and learn from them so I can move on.
    Learning how to address and repair these mistakes is paramount for me.
     
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    ImageUploadedByTDPRI1410269043.361722.jpg the workshop needed a good clean toady. Now I'm getting stuck into cutting the template for the Ulysses logo. Using the piercing saw I'm cutting the letters out of an old plastic backplate. I will use these letters as my main template for cutting the MOP or abalone. I'll just stick the letters to the Shell with double sided tape and cut them out.
     
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    Plastic template done
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    It's gonna look something like this. But not black- it'll be MOP ImageUploadedByTDPRI1410274748.400603.jpg
     
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    looking good, I did something similar, lots of thicknessing, sanding and body prep. Got a really good feel for working with routers. It's a good exercise if you're not completely familiar with the tool.
     
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    Beautiful work, Ulysses! The MOP inlay is a great design, and I dig the silver wire work as well.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Great work, looks awesome. Really like the inlay work on the top.
     
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    Thanks Zepfan. I'm a Zepfan myself (",)
     
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    Using the plastic template stuck to the shell with double sided tape to cut the MOP with the piercing saw
     
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    Slow and steady.
    I switched back to just using a printed template. The plastic was moving ever so slightly.
     
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    Mother of pearl cut.
    I reckon it's gonna be tricky to inlay into the headstock!
     
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    Beautiful inlay you've made there. Looks classical and modern all in one. No doubt you'll inlay it just fine.
     
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    Thankyou Engraver (",)
     
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    Starting the inlay process with the dremel and scalpel
     
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    Almost ready for glue
     
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