Saturday, February 18, 2017

The real thing?

Last week you saw my aluminium alternative inlay; this week- mother of pearl. Here’s the head for Andrew’s twin-point; pearl inlaid into some very nice African Blackwood.


Friday, February 10, 2017

An alternative……..

I’m sure that many of you will have heard about the latest CITES regulations, as quite a few of my instruments get exported; it got me thinking about alternative materials.
Apart from wood, I know some countries are fussy about pearl or abalone, so I thought that I’d experiment with aluminium for inlays on an electric mandolin that’s coming up soon.
I cut out this rather extreme N logo and inlaid it to some walnut-  quite a satisfactory outcome!

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Fancy a sandwich?

 More anon………….

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