First Headstock Logo

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Eric Knapp
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Hello,

Here's my first attempt at making a headstock logo/emblem/badge, or whatever they're called. The wood is ebony, the inlay is Tagua nut, one of my favorite materials.
ejk - 1.jpeg

If you use magnification and good lighting you can see all the flaws. If that's what it takes then I'm calling this a good first effort.
ejk - 2.jpeg

I'm going with this design for a few guitars to see what I think of it. Getting a design that all the design-savvy people in my house didn't think sucked was a challenge. 8-)

-Eric
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Looks pretty good. One way to clean up the edges of the inlay after sawing it out is to use a set of needle files. Also, practice removing less wood and getting a tighter fit. What did you color your glue with?
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Barry Daniels wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 3:19 pm Looks pretty good. One way to clean up the edges of the inlay after sawing it out is to use a set of needle files. Also, practice removing less wood and getting a tighter fit. What did you color your glue with?
I got new set of diamond needle files but didn't spend enough time with them. That's first on the list for next time. I will practice a lot more getting a tighter fit. As happens a lot, my practice runs were better. Oh, well.

For color I packed the gaps with ebony dust and used thin CA glue. After sanding it back flush I packed any remaining small holes and used more CA. That part seemed to work well with ebony. I'll need to get better cutting the channel for lighter woods.

Thanks,

-Eric
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All I have to say is, I love your design.
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Dick Hutchings wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 7:09 am All I have to say is, I love your design.
Thank you.

-Eric
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I enjoy watching your progress here. Nice job!
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Karl Wicklund wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2023 7:21 am I enjoy watching your progress here. Nice job!
Thank you, Karl. I hope to keep progressing as long as I'm able.

-Eric
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