While waiting for the neck pocket glue to set, I decided to re-shape the floating bridge. Sticky sandpaper speeds up the process and guarantees the proper shape. . #3M #Sandpaper #VingtageGuitar #Luthier #Kay #BridgeShaping #Rosewood #ArchtopGuitar
by xrays 7 months ago | via Instagram

Another batch of rings completed. This pretty much exhausts my first collection of metal-core wooden rings... now what do I do with them? . Top: Walnut / Spalted Maple / Purple Heart Bottom: Zebrawood / Buckeye Burl / Cedar . #Woodworking #WoodenRings #Jewellery #Lathe #WoodTurning #ExoticWood
by xrays 2 months ago | via Instagram

Here are samples of my latest wooden rings; all three were turned from solid wood blocks around a stainless steel core, which adds weight, strength, and comfort. From left to right, Purpleheart (very difficult to carve), Walnut (beautiful dark textures), and Maple (sourced from my cottage). . #Woodworking #Lathe #Rings...
by xrays 2 months ago | via Instagram

Just trying out different ring cores to see how I like them. The left one is a Rosewood variant, whereas the right one is flame Maple dyed orange. They are both inset into a two-piece stainless steel core. Initially I wasn't expecting to like these, but they have character! ....
by xrays 2 months ago | via Instagram