The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Build and Repair

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:25 PM
hat hat is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,188
Default inlay filler

What is the standard filler that is used around fretboard inlays? I normally use epoxy mixed with either black patternmakers dye, or wood dust from whatever wood the board is. This is after I superglue the inlays into place, so they are aligned correctly and don't shift when I use the filler.
__________________
______________
---Tom H ---
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:31 PM
JonWint JonWint is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: 1 hr from Nazareth
Posts: 488
Default

tinted CA is convenient and fast (if accelerated)

https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_an...uper_Glue.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Quickstep192 Quickstep192 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,046
Default

I think the best looking is ebony dust and CA.

I pack the gap with ebony dust and then wet it with thin CA. Don't use accelerator because it can make the CA turn hazy. I think the texture of the ebony dust makes it blend nicely with the surrounding wood.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2019, 03:51 PM
redir redir is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mountains of Virginia
Posts: 5,026
Default

I just use black CA to fill ebony and even rosewood if it's a minor fill. Otherwise I sand up a slurry of dust on the board, drop in CA then fit the dust in with it and fill again as needed. It's pretty typical to use epoxy though and the 5-minute stuff is fine for that kind of thing.

I've always disliked accelerator too because of what Quick said but recently I started using Glueboost and their accelerator works really quite well.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2019, 06:45 PM
mirwa mirwa is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,337
Default

Nothing, i make my inlays 0.15mm undersize the pocket, they are then a drop fit

If i had a need to fill, i would mix ca with wood dust

Steve
__________________
Cole Clark Fat Lady
Gretsch Electromatic
Martin CEO7
Maton Messiah
Taylor 814CE
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-12-2019, 08:15 PM
JDaniel JDaniel is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Brandywine Valley
Posts: 47
Default

On ebony I use Stewmac medium black CA and their accelerator. Gaps are generally small and it's very hard to detect the fill. Never been happy with ebony dust.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Build and Repair

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=