New 24 Magnum Build in Memory of My Son

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  1. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    If only.

    Maybe CNC someday. Too many other things waiting for my money right now...till then its by hand.

    I found this piece of clip-art. this is the "idea" for the 12th fret inlay, but I'm going to modify it so that it matches the style of the large body inlay.

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    Very cool, man. That is going to be a stunning guitar.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    This is my shitty hand-drawn adaptation for the 11th-13th fret inlay. . It'll be cleaned up more smoothly and finalized before I actually use it as a pattern :)

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    It's really good to see you building again Chris! You've been in my thoughts frequently since your loss so yes really good to see you back at it and I'm looking forward to watching this build develop!
     
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    Thanks Baylin. I'm really eager to get started on this build. I have a lot of emotional focus on it. I have all the materials and parts on hand now, but I still have to finish the build for my friend first. Dammit!

    Hoping to get it rolling next week....
     
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    I'm glad you added the eye.... For some reason, that bothered me! Now I know why you jump out of planes.... I wouldn't have the balls to do something that detailed and that small! LOL Good for you! Are you doing two at the 12th or maybe you can elongate this so it will fit between the frets, yet be substantially tall enough to stand out as it should marking the octave!

    This guitar is going to be slicker than baby ......... You know! LOL :thumb:
     
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    Yeah the eye was needed. the first image was just my inspiration, but as you can see I made some changes to make the style match the large body inlay better.

    Of course I bought more pearl than I need because I'm sure to fuck up a few pieces doing this :)

    This inlay will span frets 11, 12, and 13 and fill the fretboard from top to bottom, leaving just a miniscule border at the fretboard edge
     
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    The way I'm imagining it is something like this...

    I've never used anything but simple, pre-cut inlays before so if anyone sees anything really stupid or unworkable about this idea, or just general challenges, please speak up :)



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    Now that I LIKE! My mind wasn't even thinking like that! I'm glad yours is! :cheers2:

    Maybe to make it easier or even bolder, elongate the height so the width can remain within the 3 fret span, or go deep enough into the 5 fret span to make the extra work more rewarding!

    MoP will be really classy!
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    The tips of the wings/flames will likely go slightly wider so they are a bit more than just little nubs, but not too much...

    This is just a crappy fill to give the idea more contrast...
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    All I can say is..... Skinny Frets! LOL It's going to be beautiful!
     
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    This layout is based on the fretwire I use, which is .095" wide, and its in scale, so this is a fairly accurate representation of the result.

    And it will be beautiful if I dont screw it up :)
     
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    Even if you do screw it up.... I know you'll do it over again... That's just who you are. AND I admire that!

    Perfection is no accident!
     
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    I would probably shrink it down just a little so that the little nibs are gone. There's just more risk in them breaking out as they are (or even slightly larger) I think with the width of the main body in the 12th, you could shrink it a little and have it still be a very impressive display.
     
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    I agree that as they stand its not great. I'm going to opt for extending them slightly. Go big or go home :)
     
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    I think it looks great. I wouldn't worry about the nibs. I assume you are doing the inlay first then cutting the slots, or at least re-cutting slots after inlaying so you are not putting small pieces in there anyway. It may start to go too oblong if you stretch it out more. Looks great as is. You won't need any of those other guitars once that one is complete! Let me know when the fire sale will be because I'd like an "Addict" guitar for my collection. ;-)

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    many thanks to our own sdshirtman. He took it upon himself to make some changes to my fretboard inlay design and orientation and sent it to me, and I gotta say I like it. A lot.
    This is how I'm going to do it for sure. Thanks John!

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    That looks real good. The only suggestion would be to eliminate the circle in the breast area to simplify it a little. The bottom is covered by the fret anyway.
     
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    Beautiful. I think that is a great layout.
     
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    I got a scroll saw on the weekend haven't played with it yet
     

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