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Hi Guys,

Well, I'm well into my 2011 video project. (you can follow along on my web-site www.sharkinlay.com)

First off I have to say I really like the way this guitar is built. Very nice workmanship by J. Thayer Guitars. I'm going to be doing a completely over-the-top inlay on it based on the god Odin. (Thor's Dad) I'll post update pics when available.

The Guitar

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The Plan

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95% of the pieces are cut.

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How many legs is a horse supposed to have?

Most have four, but them Norse deities did everything in a big way (Cue Wagner opera with Bugs Bunny.) Sleipnir, Odin's Steed had eight.

Truly awesome and appropriately over the top!!

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How many legs is a horse supposed to have?

Ah, you're actually paying attention. Odin's horse, in the myth, has eight legs. The inlay has seven, the eighth would be under the bridge in this design, so it doesn't show. It was really hard to figure out where to put those extra legs.

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Cool! :D I like the way you took the inlay into the bevels...very nice. Is there anything on the board?

Actually those pieces are just going to be trimmed off. We talked about rolling it over the edge, but the client is painting the bevels so there would be no point in that.

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This is very cool - what material are you using for the white part of the inlay that looks like marble?

It's recon stone. I think the color is called Nero-Blanco or something like that.

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This is very cool - what material are you using for the white part of the inlay that looks like marble?

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Update: I got around to cutting the final pieces. Next step is the hole.

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Your skills are amazing, and your patience is beyond belief. It must take many hours to create so many bits that fit together so well :D

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Update: 8/15/11

Still a lot of leveling to do, but here it is at the moment.

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But wolfy is done.

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and to the poster above, yeah something like this takes about 60 hours.

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That inlay is wonderful, it looks perfect on that guitar! Whenever I think of a design that complected, I can only think of painting it. The fact that you inlay ed that blows me away.

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How many legs is a horse supposed to have?

That's not a leg. :D

Yeah, I wonder how many of those the horse has? The viking were really into fertility.

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I'm seeing some nice details added to the skin and hair. The changes in the armour are throwing me a bit. In one pic it's grey, in the other white. Looking back, I'm guessing that's a function of light angle and reflection?

SR

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I'm seeing some nice details added to the skin and hair. The changes in the armour are throwing me a bit. In one pic it's grey, in the other white. Looking back, I'm guessing that's a function of light angle and reflection?

SR

The armor is actually metal (nickel), so it changes look in the pictures depending on how by mid-range camera see its and how the flash highlights it. In real life is looks like steel.

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You try riding a 8 legged horse with out looking awkward.

:D

The wrist was necessary in order to get the spearhead on the guitar. Plus that position is possible, it just would be comfortable.

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You try riding a 8 legged horse with out looking awkward.

:D

The wrist was necessary in order to get the spearhead on the guitar. Plus that position is possible, it just would be comfortable.

Good 'nuff fer me. :D

Thats an incredible inlay.

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