Guitar #5 - Axecaliber

This probably will be the most time intensive project I have ever attempted.
9 hours to burn the base picture, then a few days hand coloring it.

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Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Cant wait to see finish it is beautiful

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The engrave turned out great!

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And yet my OCD self is not happy, the dragon’s head needs to be shifted left 1/2"

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I have never seen a nine-hour engrave! I love that picture! Perhaps if you moved the whole picture over and down some the dragon would fret less :grin:

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[Groan]

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After seeing the post about this ingrave I was going to ask what it was for. Glad I kept scrolling! Love your work!

AND PROGRESS IS MADE!!! (happy dance)

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and even MORE PROGRESS IS MADE!!

(the pick guard is just a color printout, I am awaiting the material to make a proper pick guard) still need to stain and more work . . .

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For future reference on layout questions

  1. Do a mock-up in your graphics program - lay the art in a few different places to see if you like it.
  2. Run an engrave where your entire project is only an inch or two tall - it’ll turn that 9 hour engrave into just a few minutes and you’ll see where everything ends up.

Like THIS?

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ALSO coming TOGETHER!!!

Originally I was going to do the fret with scales, (as my concept shows) but I decided that was too OTT

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I have heard dragons were very good with scales :grin: I hear they make a great pict guard.

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And this one is ALMOST done… just a few more things . . . .

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The castle/town in the center hole us an excellent addition.

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yea, I made it stark looking, here is a picture of the details everyone (but OCD ME) will miss, the ‘strings’ are charred and blackened

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(still waiting on the fire pick guard, but) DONE:

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Nice burnt effect on the bridge!

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