Matching multi-scale guitar and bass

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  1. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Testing out inlay routing. It worked well, so I started on one of the actual inlays (no pictures yet).

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    Lisa: Please post a video of how you do this. Very talented workmanship here, and I could learn a huge amount watching. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply, but yes I'm working on a video. Been really busy, so I only have about half shot so far.
     
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    Three months later...

     
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    Superb, inspiring video, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thank you for watching!
     
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    Lisa, an amazing video!! I got a few great ideas while watching you route the inlay cavity. Especially loved the jig!!

    Thank you for sharing!!
     
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    That's great! Thanks.
     
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    Okay, quick catch up on everything after the inlays so far.

    Truss rod/stiffening rod routing
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    Mockup
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    Cleaning up the truss rod access
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    Making a 16" radius
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    Guitar
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    Ready for glue.
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    I forgot to put this in the last post.

    This cheap shelf has helped me organize my workshop a bit and makes it so I don't have to move entire piles to get to the thing on the bottom. Yay. I also got a paper organizer for the sandpaper and organized by grit!
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    And because I shared the shark clock I made for my nephew in a previous thread, I have a second nephew now and I made him a bear clock.
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    Nice.
    I used to live in MI.
    Were did you learn to do this? Did you go to Galloup Guitars or something like that?
     
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    Cool video! Thanks for posting. I am in awe of your patience!
     
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    I just learned from this forum and the Luthier's Corner on talkbass.com

    Thank you! I had to do all that twice (not including the tests)!
     
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    That fretboard is gorgeous!
     
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    So many frets. And double the fret ends.

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    I used dowel rods to line up the wings for gluing. I'm going to leave it like this unglued for a bit while I work on the neck and heel shaping so I can quickly move the wings out of the way when they're in the way (neck shaping), but still have them in place when I want them (for heel roughing).

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    I think I'm probably going to continue with the guitar neck before I get the bass fretwork finished up.
     
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    That inlay video was a brilliant watch.

    It's funny, I always saw people cutting mop inlay to fit an inlay cavity then fill the gaps with ca and fret board dust. That never made any sense to me, and I wondered if the inlays could simply be poured into places, fitting perfectly then levelled to surface.

    You're the 1st person I see do what I thought should logically be a better option.
     
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    It worked really well. I think you could even get that mother of pearl look with different pigments too.
     
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