Side Position Dots

After doing the frets I realized I did them in haste as I forgot to do some intended inlay on the fret board. So I had to decide to pull the frets and start over or go with no dots on the fret board. In the end I decided against pulling the frets as I would risk messing up a clean job. As well I justified this decision by telling myself the uninterrupted grain running from the head stock to the end of the neck was beauty enough for me. Am I a woodaholic or what?

So I did put some dots on the side of the neck. These dots are 3mm Mexican mother of pearl. I used a 3mm brad point bit to drill the holes.

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3mm finger placement dots at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 12th fret.

A close up. They are sized a perfect 3mm.

On one of the holes I drilled a little too deep. The fix however was easy: Fill the hole with ebony sanding dust, tamp down to desired depth and put in a drop of CA.

Alex

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Love making sawdust and turning wood into objects of practical beauty.
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One Response to Side Position Dots

  1. tuck says:

    Alex,
    You do awesome work. Kudos. I think you’ve found your niche. I love the guitar and especially the arched table on your main page. I wandered over after seeing your string inlay technique described with the dremel add-on from the luthier supply. Happy serendipity there.
    Speaking of finding things, where did you find the angled rule shown here:
    http://mokkou.jp/guitarbuild/prism_bridge/pb1.jpg
    ?

    Thanks for sharing your work. I mean, your play. best, Tuck




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