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jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1103
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 2:44 am:   Edit Post

Love the sentiment Bill. Can't wait to see the finished result.

graeme
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 484
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

Looking awfully good there, Bill!!!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4897
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

Cool!
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1414
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 8:11 pm:   Edit Post

awh crap bill
looks like youre gonna beat me out the door,,,
not even shim could win.......
:-)
is this a bad time to tell you james fell off his bike and broke his arm?
:-0
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1415
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 8:12 pm:   Edit Post

just kidding
we all be in a mess of ---- if that happens
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2217
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks guys. It's been a long strange trip, but the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is in view. Flax, the above, alas, is but a mock up. The actual engraving should take place next week. This is getting exciting again.

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 578
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Bill,

Looks like you're going to beat me out the door, too. Sigh.

Congratulations, though, and it looks great.

Bradley
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2222
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

Bradley:

I believe my order did precede yours by about 3 weeks. Which decade was that again? .... just kidding. I expect yours won't be far behind.

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 579
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 4:49 pm:   Edit Post

Ahhh. That explains it. :-)

Bradley
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4333
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 5:06 pm:   Edit Post

There's some shell cut tha tyou might be interested in seeing:
inlay
tbrannon
Advanced Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 340
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

deleted post- picture is there after all.

(Message edited by tbrannon on March 22, 2007)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4335
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 6:15 pm:   Edit Post

That picture was from this morning. This one is from this afternoon:
inlay

There's still lots of work left to do - like the engraving. That's just an adhesive film to show where the letters will be. There's also film and markup fluid to remove, and sanding left to do, but you should be able to get a good idea of how it turned out.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2225
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

Mica:

Thanks for the update. As C. Montgomery Burns would say: EXCELLENT!

Bill, tgo
tom_z
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 511
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 7:57 am:   Edit Post

Wow!! Excellent inlay, Bill! I don't know how I missed this earlier. Very Seegeresque.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2250
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

Tom:

Thanks. You've pegged the lineage: Woody (This machine kills fascists) to Pete (This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender) to me.
It's been a LONG time coming, but ultimately worth the wait.

Bill, tgo
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4503
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 5:51 pm:   Edit Post

You saw it engraved a few days ago, but now it's been filled and it's living in your guitar:
finally!

It's just got the epoxy covering it now. Still needs to get sanded smooth and the last few coats of spray.

Here's the whole body:
sweet!!!!!

I love it!
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 560
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:21 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Looks like light at the end of the tunnel, Bill!

Absolutely gorgeous! The quilting, and the quadruple pinstripes just look awesome!
grateful
Intermediate Member
Username: grateful

Post Number: 200
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post

Cannot believe how long you've had to wait Bill: looking mighty fine!

Mark
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2334
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys. Art takes time! It's not finished yet, but we're getting close. The wait would have been a lot more painful if I wasn't lucky (smart?) enough to live near Alembic, so I could regularly visit. Next up: amber tint.

Bill, tgo
alemberic
Junior
Username: alemberic

Post Number: 45
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 3:10 pm:   Edit Post

That is a very handsome-looking axe, Bill. The inlay is really awesome, on several different levels. Hang in there--that last "finishing touches" stage can be the hardest part of the whole wait sometimes--it doesn't look like it will be too much longer!

Eric
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 618
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,

Congratulations, and glad to see you on the home stretch.

I'm happy for me! :-) *snicker*

Bradley
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2340
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

Bradley:

I'm happy for both of us. We've been patiently waiting, and soon we're gonna be the proud poppas of two very exceptional instruments. As I said some 2.5 years ago: This is fun!

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 620
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 8:10 pm:   Edit Post

Exactly!

Although I think it'll be funner when it arrives.

:-)
susan
Moderator
Username: susan

Post Number: 93
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Bradley,

I'm working with Mica today on the body banner and type. Then I'll quote you on the Maxx inlay.

Moving forward.

Susan
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 621
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 2:03 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Susan!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4560
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Homestretch, now with amber tint on the front Quilted Maple only:
spray
I know you already saw this, Bill, but a photo never hurts!
tbrannon
Advanced Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 395
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

Mica,

Forget about Bill, these photos are for the rest of us who can't wait to see the updates! =)

Lookin' good Bill. Lookin' REAL good.

Toby
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2358
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

WOW!!!!!

This I haven't seen before. I saw it hanging in spray and all masked, so this is very cool. It's also amazing how the peace inlay changes with lighting and angle. This is EXCITING!

Thanks,

Bill, tgo
grateful
Advanced Member
Username: grateful

Post Number: 206
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 1:03 am:   Edit Post

Stunning! It is so hard to believe that it's a flat surface. The tint really enhances that maple.

Mark
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1156
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 2:49 am:   Edit Post

Stunning Bill. Almost makes me wish I played guitar.

Graeme

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