J-200 build x2

1bad914

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Been on a bridge building binge recently, 2 of 3 are done. These will remain solid. I will put some inlays in them. Also worked on making the fretboard crown inlays. No MoP on this one.
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Getting there. I will cut all of them in and then go through the glue and fill process. There are multiple ways to install inlays. I like CA, then fill all the cavities with dust from fretboard cut off. I use a file over white paper. I file the corners on the end grain. Use the dust to overfill the cavities. Then drop thin CA on it. Let it dry and start sanding it off. I have tried colored epoxy, did not like it.
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Finished the fretboard inlay today. Not perfect, but I am happy. Sad thing is that I have to do it all over again for the other guitar. I think I will try something different for it.
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This is after the fretboard dust and CA.
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Sanded to 320. Lots of sanding and scraping to get it to this point.
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Love Shintos! Mine has a wood handle and can get bendy where the blades meet the handle if I lean in too much. Does that one do the same thing? Looks beefier…. Where’d you get it?
 

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Love Shintos! Mine has a wood handle and can get bendy where the blades meet the handle if I lean in too much. Does that one do the same thing? Looks beefier…. Where’d you get it?
It does not bend when I reef on it. I remember you telling me that would happen, was pleasantly surprised it did not. Bought it on Amazon.
 

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I spent 3 hours yesterday sanding the body on the lighter colored guitar. It is very smooth and almost ready for finish. So nice to not having to use grain filler. I will work on the neck next. I also worked on the neck to body fit. I will do another geometry check and dry fit the the bridge, then finish. I really wanted to dye this guitar red, but after I used the roasted maple fret marker, it just did not look right. So probably natural with possibly a tinge of tint.
 




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