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Any good source describing inlaying?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Demens, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Demens


    Apr 23, 2005
    Waco, Texas
    Hey, been a while since I posted last, but I have been reading up on all the stuff here... and great work everyone!

    Anyways, I am about to start work on another bass, and I was thinking of actually doing some inlay work this time. However, I have no clue about how to go about creating the inlay. I was wondering if anyone had a site that I could reference, or a book that kind of gives an overview of it... I can go an experiment if I just know a bit.

    Thanks a lot!
  2. dabber


    Jan 22, 2001
    The Art of Inlay: Design & Technique for Fine Woodworking
    by Larry Robinson

    over 100 color pics and and covers all the topics involved in the process...I still haven't read it cover to cover because I keep looking at the pictures.

    On a more expensive note, Stew-Mac offers a 3-dvd series by Larry. The video is not the best quality(I've seen it) and at $55 per dvd it's not cheap but you do get to watch him work and explain as he goes.

    There's a Don Macrostie video($40) that is also not so hot in the video quality department but again you get to see the work and hear the explanations.

    I've done a 2"x3" abalone/MOP hummingbird on a square of rosewood and I'm about to do my first work on a guitar...

    The thing I learned quickest-keep the saw moving or you will
    break blades.

    Oh yeah, WEAR PROTECTION, I inhaled just a little abalone dust and I felt sick the rest of the day, nasty stuff!

    Good luck
  3. Demens


    Apr 23, 2005
    Waco, Texas
    Thanks a lot for the help... I will check out all this stuff.