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    The one thing that put held me off inlaying a LOT...

    The one thing that put held me off inlaying a LOT is the strive for perfection in joints, which is impossible to be CNC perfect by hand. Because there's so much CNC inlay (compared to 10 years ago,...
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    Bob, I was about 50% when I first saw it on...

    Bob,

    I was about 50% when I first saw it on the OLF. I really don't need it as my current setup does exactly what I need it to do, including plunging with my DeWalt compact router (I have 2, with...
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    Precision Circle Cutter

    Been loosely working on a jig like this in my mind, for years, based on the Bishop Cochran, but with other than Bosch routers. Didn't need the plunge feature, more the circle cutting feature.
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  4. Thread: cutting inlays

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    I think Craig is the only one I've heard that...

    I think Craig is the only one I've heard that didn't like them.

    For me, I had to get used to dulling blades, rather breaking them.
  5. Thread: cutting inlays

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    Used the new saw for a bit. Not really a fair...

    Used the new saw for a bit. Not really a fair review since both are different sizes and features, but here goes:

    Knew Concepts Aluminum 3" vs MKIV 5" swivel.

    The MKIV is heavier, but not in a...
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    Assuming its leaking from the rear of the nozzle...

    Assuming its leaking from the rear of the nozzle (and not the needle/nozzle), use a ratchet and deep socket to tighten the nozzle.

    If you look really good, the mating surface has no gasket - its...
  7. Thread: cutting inlays

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    There was a point in time that I was jealous...

    There was a point in time that I was jealous about the accuracy of inlay being done by machine. After talking to Derek Shimizu years ago when he started offering laser engraving to bring art “to the...
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    Nice scrimshaw tools, with awesome results!

    Nice scrimshaw tools, with awesome results!
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    Not sure if it's the cross grain, but for sure...

    Not sure if it's the cross grain, but for sure it's the vacuum press AND hhg. I will say this, when the strips with hhg hit the quilted maple back, there's enough water in the glue that actually...
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    It's a solid back, with the cross strips glued...

    It's a solid back, with the cross strips glued with hhg, vacuum clamped, in a radius mold. Note how the radius is held by the cross strips, not by a laminated back. I've never done that with...
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    Hot Hide Glue and Vacuum Clamping

    Blending “old” tech with “new” tech.

    HHG, vacuum clamped in a radius mold.

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    Thanks Kenn, but no guitar factories. Yes, I...

    Thanks Kenn, but no guitar factories. Yes, I have worked with John and Casey on some projects, and a lot with Paul and his crew, especially Griz. Joe and I discussed some stuff, but hes Cnc...
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    If you look just at the nut, it's pretty...

    If you look just at the nut, it's pretty standard. The fretboard is wider by the binding x2. Yup, my fretboards are wider, by about 1/8". Oddly enough, that's another thing not always noticed. ...
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    I guess I could, but no. I think this is a form...

    I guess I could, but no. I think this is a form follows function, for me.
    Honestly, most don’t even notice it, unless its brought up.
    Note: this is also the reason for the most difficult joint...
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    Ha, I had to check. It’s a little less than...

    Ha, I had to check. It’s a little less than 1/8”. This one is closer to 3/32” on a .200” fretboard.
    For reference, that’s a 1/8” saddle blank in the pic. The unbound one in the background is...
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    I like it! Both of them! And too funny, I'm...

    I like it! Both of them!

    And too funny, I'm just gluing up a neck and guess what I'm gluing onto the heel block- the cap! Then I see this post.

    I do my ledge a little different, there's...
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    How’s this?
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    I'll be honest, it's a fun science project,...

    I'll be honest, it's a fun science project, especially with the venturi. And for sure not for everyone, especially since it's not cheap!
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    My first vacuum took up a lot of space, then I...

    My first vacuum took up a lot of space, then I made a vertical one, about 10" x 16" footprint, 24" high. The bridge jig is smaller than the body, but the brace bed is bigger, and flat.

    I have a...
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    Funny, the vacuum press process is so much...

    Funny, the vacuum press process is so much faster. Joe Souza told me he doesn’t leave it in the press that long, from a production perspective, I believe it was 7-10 minutes? Don’t quote me on...
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    I used spring loaded for years. Drill out a...

    I used spring loaded for years. Drill out a larger dowel, with a spring inside and the smaller, longer dowel goes inside. Thread dental floss to keep it together, because I was too lazy to drill...
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    I actually like epoxy from an application...

    I actually like epoxy from an application perspective. I dont laminate sides, but if I did, Id use epoxy. On woods like Quilted Maple or anything spalted (which I avoid), the Epoxy will more...
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    No epoxy for sides?

    No epoxy for sides?
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    When I used the table for scarfs, I went from a...

    When I used the table for scarfs, I went from a sled to an attachment on my Incra Miter fence; no slop, but because I use blade stiffener, I couldn't go through the whole cut, and the joint still...
  25. Thread: End Graft?

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    I had a jig similar to John's, which works well....

    I had a jig similar to John's, which works well. Now I do it similar to Dave and Mike. I use the actual end graft and treat it like an inlay, by scribing outside the end graft then chiseling out. ...
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