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    Default Filarmonica 6/8 Doble Temple in Senegal Ebony

    This is for our very own Gugi:

    Started out a messy 6/8 Filly Double Temple I got broken scales and a loose inlay... Gugi wanted Ebony and I got African Blackwood /Senegal Ebony for him this actually was a rather nice piece with a touch of figure in the wood...

    Now about the inlay, this was the tightest I have done as of yet, without actually craving the inlay into the wood which doesn't always look that good.. So the other night in chat we were BS'n and Spazola/Charlie pipes up with "Glen stick them on a piece of pine and smack em with a hammer"... Hmmmmmmm I start thinking wondering if he was joking or he was serious....
    So the next day I set the Filly symbol in place on the Ebony figuring I could always make another set of scales if I broke them... I took a 3 lb sledge and smacked them, Holy Crap it sorta worked I had a slight indent HA !!!!
    I CA'd the inlay in place and built from there....

    Polished out the blade and even managed to keep the etch using Turtle Wax Rubbing compound on a Dremel felt wheel...

    Pins are all brass.. Finish is 10 coats of wipe on poly, and a red Acrylic wedge...

    Hope you like it Gugi

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    sa-weeeet!

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    Nice job Glen! Those are lovely scales and the blade has a great finish!

    Now I want one..!

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    The inlay on the ebony scales look great. I feel the RAD.


    "Cheap Tools Is Misplaced Economy. Always buy the best and highest grade of razors, hones and strops. Then you are prepared to do the best work."
    - Napoleon LeBlanc, 1895

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    I love Fillies and I love the look of this one. Nice job on the inlay, but you would have more control with a press or a screw clamp to make the impression.

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    hmmmm not a bad thought there.....

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    A big hammer solves many problems
    BTW Nice job
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    Amazing! I love the inlay. Great work as always Glen.

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    Nice work!
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    Great choice on the scale timber & shape. The inlay looks very good. 3lb sledge! Seems to work !

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