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Old 12-07-2018, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim McKnight View Post
What you see in the last image above is white MOP shell glued and clamped to a backer board. This allows me to hold the shell while cutting inlay pieces.

The "X" was the last letter I cut and I broke FIVE 1/32" diameter carbide bits in the process. I cut all the other letters and Knight head logo with one bit but the X gave me fits. Its got to be the most expensive inlay piece I've ever cut since the bits are ~$25.00 each. These are some of the little frustrations that the end user usually never sees and costs we absorb behind the scenes. I'm not complaining, its just part of the process.

Very nicely done Tim. it never occurred to me to use a dremel to cut out the pearl. I've been sawing with jeweler's saw.
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