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    A recent project - mother of pearl 'Punisher' fret marker inlays for a local guitar maker. They take bloody ages..! (But look alright...)

    The smallest end-mill I used was a 0.2mm on the higher markers - thankfully I only broke the one. Very slow feeds - 1.75mm/sec and a 0.75 DOC.

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    Once installed, the pockets in the pearl will be black-epoxy filled and then sanded back flush to the ebony fingerboard. Looking forward to seeing this coming together - glad I'm not sanding that ebony board, though... For reference - the pockets in the ebony were cut with .08mm clearance - the markers seem to fit very nicely, although I didn't get to push 'em in all the way...

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    Very nice Wal - I'm about one spare evening away from trying to cut the rosewood finger boards on my Jaguar project and will be using a 0.5mm end mill for the fret slots (fret spacing seems to be made for CNC work IMHO provided I don't snap the tool). Your work makes me think I should do something more ornate than dot inlays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Washout View Post
    Very nice Wal - I'm about one spare evening away from trying to cut the rosewood finger boards on my Jaguar project and will be using a 0.5mm end mill for the fret slots (fret spacing seems to be made for CNC work IMHO provided I don't snap the tool). Your work makes me think I should do something more ornate than dot inlays....
    Hi Washout,

    Yeah I've followed that neck project a bit. Nice seeing it in progress. Yes, you should definitely try something different with the markers! Easy to say though, as I'm not sure what I'd do for my own build... Will your 0.5 cutter have enough depth for cutting the slots or are you profiling the radius before you cut 'em. I ask as I noticed that the slots were cut quite deep on this board (by luthier) and I needed a long necked 0.5 cutter to do those perimeter grooves around the pockets...

    Wal.

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    You did 0.2mm OMG that is insane. I did play with sinking a 0.5mm rib cutter in to aluminium. I couldn't get any kind of finish at the bottom but I was thinking I had done well. Right up to the moment when I saw you had done 0.2mm. Ballpoint for scale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    You did 0.2mm OMG that is insane. I did play with sinking a 0.5mm rib cutter in to aluminium. I couldn't get any kind of finish at the bottom but I was thinking I had done well. Right up to the moment when I saw you had done 0.2mm. Ballpoint for scale
    Hi Robin - yeah, but the 0.2 was in mother of pearl... The smallest I've tried in aluminum is 0.4 - pics below. Slow going but the quality seems to hold up alright.

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    Oops, probably heading a bit off topic...

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    Back on topic - I came across this guy the other day. Wonderful viewing! Excellent craftsmanship, great gear and a first class result.


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  8. #47
    Wal, I know of Gough previously, if you have a look in his videos he's got a time lapse of his renovating the MC he uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Roberts View Post
    Wal, I know of Gough previously, if you have a look in his videos he's got a time lapse of his renovating the MC he uses.

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    Hi Lee, yeah - the old Fadal? Nice video that too. His workshop's tidy enough to rival McLaren's...

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