Last Year, I had the opportunity and great pleasure to build two guitars for NFR Team Roping Legends Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith! Once again the GF met all my expectations for what I bought it for. Enjoy the pics!
These are beautiful! Excellent details all around.
Wow. Stunning work. So much detail.
This is truly wonderful! You should be exceedingly proud of your work.
I am convinced that a Glowforge should be part of just about any woodworker’s tool chest. A basic isn’t too expensive when you think of it and being able to cut and engrave precisely is so handy. I watch a lot of Makers on YouTube and while CNCs and 3D printers are standard, adopting a laser is still slow.
This is a great advert for Glowforge and for your skills. Bravo
Thanks! Couldn’t agree more! I’m on the side of the fence that believe laser, cnc and 3d printers are just tools. Like a chizzle, art brush, or hand plane. They all take time to learn and perfect the art of using them.
Absolutely amazing work! I’m especially intrigued by that second pick guard. It looks like metal. Did you do it on your Glowforge?
That is just amazing. Another great example of how it’s not the tool that makes great things, it’s the maker behind the tool.
I am blown away! Such amazing work all around!!!
So, those first 2 pics… the horses… Is that all inlay work? It’s gorgeous! Can you talk about that a little? Materials, etc?
And that last material… with the wings… what material is that? It’s got such a great shine to it. Really lends itself to the amazing design!
The metal pickguard is sterling silver and it was hand ingraved by a local metalsmith. The template and jig he used to make the pickguard were made with the glowforge. Thanks for the comment!!
Yes, the horse pickguard along with the headstock are both inlay work. The headstock is Indian rosewood with mother of pearl border. The Tatum logo was cut from a scrap piece of Koa that was left over from the body. All designs were drawn in Adobe illustrator. I thin all rough pieces of wood to .07 inches in my drum sander. I then cut using 75/100 and engrave the inlay at 1000/75. The metal pickguard is sterling silver and was hand engraved by a local metalsmith named Mitch Ratliff. The jig he used to cut the pickguard and wing logo were made with pg acrylic. I’m working on a video to show in detail the process. I’ll post it on this thread once finished.
Just fantastic work. Thanks for the info! Looking forward to the video!!!
Wow, Really Beautiful!