Most of the morning was spent pressing in the frets. After the glue had dried for a couple of hours I trimmed the frets and glued on the boards. Tomorrow I can start to shape the necks, always a fun task.
Once the fretboards were clamped on, I turned my attention to the peg head plates. My stash included 16 prospects with the inlay laser cut already made to accept the G.
All but one of these are spalted Big Leaf Maple from our local forests and wood piles. As the wood begins the process of decay, wild things happen. If you cut and dry it before it goes too far you get amazing colors, delicate lines and designs. I just love it for Peg heads. Look at the three following photos and tell me which you would choose
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Photo # 2
Photo # 3
Send me your favorite choice. left to right, 123, top row or bottom row.