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Old 03-14-2019, 10:01 AM
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Much appreciated Kenneth and Carey. I guess since I’m calling the thread “Shop Shots,” you should at least see a shop picture now and then. Here’s a look at the inlay bench. It’s actually pretty clean right now as Steve is working on cutting out some pearl.

I don't know which part of the picture is more amazing, the reasonably clean work bench area, or the fact you managed to catch Steve actually working HA!! I'll see you guy's tomorrow afternoon to pick up the 00, I cant wait to finally see it in person. I love this thread, keep the pictures coming!
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Much appreciated Kenneth and Carey. I guess since Im calling the thread Shop Shots, you should at least see a shop picture now and then. Heres a look at the inlay bench. Its actually pretty clean right now as Steve is working on cutting out some pearl.

You have an Inlay Bench? Well, I have an Inlay Bench, a Fretting Bench, a Neck Carving Bench, a Bracing Bench, benches too numerous to mention. BTW, they're all the same bench......

Some day I need to come visit.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:23 AM
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Dave, we cant wait for you to get here! Jimmy, all our benches do multiple work as well, but amazingly we have saved this one bench for 75% inlay work - which is probably the highest percentage of one type of work any bench does. Its probably because Im too scared to go over there and mess up anything. Hands and knees on the concrete floor looking for 2mm pearl dots will do that to you.
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Nice pic of SK hard at work. Haha

I am always scared when I see fastidiously clean workshop pics. How does one work in such a hospital like setting?

I like the see-thru tele template in the window...

This is a fun thread! Thanks

CU soon at B.I.G.

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Cool shop. Lots of neat stuff comes from there
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You guys are AMAZING! Such talent....
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I still can't believe I haven't visited your shop yet! I'm only about two hours away and I've been saying for two years that I'm going to visit. I'll get Sandy to take a day off soon and we'll head over - for certain!

And I love the guitar and inlay bench!

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Hey! What's all this talk about me working?
You know this shot was staged. Actually, what's happening here is a nap in progress. It was great until Ryan snuck up.

We sincerely appreciate the kind remarks guys. And whether you're in Dallas, or Louisiana, or wherever the road runs, you are most welcome to swing down/over/up/through. We'll pull up a chair for you.

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Much appreciated Kenneth and Carey. I guess since Im calling the thread Shop Shots, you should at least see a shop picture now and then. Heres a look at the inlay bench. Its actually pretty clean right now as Steve is working on cutting out some pearl.

Awesome shot guys. I'm seriously jealous of your dedicated inlay bench. Seems I too have those same bench(es) that Jimmy has.

What I really want to see though is a picture of how you are going to inlay those wedges resting in the window sill. That should be an interesting project to share
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What I really want to see though is a picture of how you are going to inlay those wedges resting in the window sill. That should be an interesting project to share
Tim, that would be interesting, but really Steve and I have been struggling to break into the bespoke door hold industry for a while. We think custom lutherie is exacting, but those guys are so picky. You would think that taper, glide, and weight is all there is to it, but hand feel, shoed/unshoed/type of shoe, classic brass pulls versus modern chrome finishes, oiled wood or natural...it's a whole rabbit hole I won't go into. Just don't make the mistake on one of their forums saying "door stopper" or "door stop" or "door wedge" or "DOOR HOLDER!" Remember it's just a simple door hold. Simple...right.

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Another shot of Steve working - this time on a true catch all bench. Got to line up that neck just right for some reason.

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Tim, that would be interesting, but really Steve and I have been struggling to break into the bespoke door hold industry for a while. We think custom lutherie is exacting, but those guys are so picky. You would think that taper, glide, and weight is all there is to it, but hand feel, shoed/unshoed/type of shoe, classic brass pulls versus modern chrome finishes, oiled wood or natural...it's a whole rabbit hole I won't go into. Just don't make the mistake on one of their forums saying "door stopper" or "door stop" or "door wedge" or "DOOR HOLDER!" Remember it's just a simple door hold. Simple...right.

That's a hoot. I bet you guys have conversations that would get you institutionalized if overheard by responsible people.
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That door hold looks awesome, maybe throw a couple in the car as house warming gifts in 2 weeks!!!! I can help market them and see if we can get that off and running for you!!! I think I would like curly maple with say a cocobolo binding, dark hardware, flat finish...
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:48 PM
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Here's a shot for Ryan. It's clearly a neck install, but one a bit over due. This guitar will make it to B.I.G....a 00 of some really interesting Koa, bound in American Cherry. Fretboard is Jamaican Dogwood sourced from the Florida Keys, and a bridge of Texas Ebony. So everything on this guitar, save the 2 neck lams of Hond. Mahogany, is from the North American continent.
Well, I should say "the States", as Koa doesn't exactly grow here.
Anyway, a "domestic" guitar is an apt description.

Thanks for looking!

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Old 03-16-2019, 04:29 PM
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So glad this is going to make it! What else are you bringing, Steve?
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