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Old 09-29-2022, 04:16 PM
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Whoa! Definitely worth the 4 bits, at least for us spectators here : )

Lovely shade of blue and contrast, as Klaus notes.
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Wow!!! What a gorgeous rosette. That Lapis is just amazing. So far every detail of this build is extra special. Can’t wait to see this one come together
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Wow!!! What a gorgeous rosette. That Lapis is just amazing. So far every detail of this build is extra special. Canít wait to see this one come together
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John, that rosette looks fantastic. Four diamond cutters later, I'd say it was quite worth the effort. I admire the fact that you're not one of those "ten minute rosette" guys. The rosette is sort of the main signature piece of a custom guitar, and the ones you make are always over the top.
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John, that rosette looks fantastic. Four diamond cutters later, I'd say it was quite worth the effort. I admire the fact that you're not one of those "ten minute rosette" guys. The rosette is sort of the main signature piece of a custom guitar, and the ones you make are always over the top.
Thanks mucho. I often get the inspiration for more decorative rosettes from you so thanks for that motivation
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Thanks mucho. I often get the inspiration for more decorative rosettes from you so thanks for that motivation
That goes both ways, Amigo. If I'm feeling creatively stumped, I go looking for your current build threads.
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So the gentleman for whom is am building this guitar wants a little lapis in the back strip. The task was to cut the stone accurately enough to inlay into thr back between the purfling. I jury rigged this thing using a diamond cutoff wheel I have had for so long Iíve forgotten where it came from or when I got it. A shout out to never throwing stuff away.


The results. It will be faded in and out with the black purfling when the guitar is finished


The other side of the back



Reinforcement in a LS cutoff from the top.

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The carbon fiber struts are curing in place.

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Looking great, John!

Any plans for Lapis in the end graft or headstock?
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Looking great, John!

Any plans for Lapis in the end graft or headstock?
Thanks! Lapis might t show up in the end graft and since he wants my initials on the headstock, possibly there too
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Topís on


Lapis in the end graft spaced so an end pin will fit



Itís hard leveling lapis. I found these little diamond encrusted bits with an eighth inch shank that work nicely in a dremmel. If the lapis is ground down to about a thousand of an inch below the surface of the woods, and then the wood is sanded/ scraped flush with the lapis things work nicely. Working with stone has been a learning experience.

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The lapis may have been a learning experience, but you have done amazingly well with it. A very quick learner you are.
I think the lapis looks great and goes so nicely with the Brazilian and Lucky Strike woods. Can hardly wait to see more.
Way to go John.
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The lapis may have been a learning experience, but you have done amazingly well with it. A very quick learner you are.
I think the lapis looks great and goes so nicely with the Brazilian and Lucky Strike woods. Can hardly wait to see more.
Way to go John.
Thanks very much. Most kind.
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Love love love that Lapis!! Beautiful work John!!
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