1. Rodrigo Castro on July 4, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Wow magnificent inlay work …congratulations !!!!!!!!

  2. Puckett Cigar Box Guitar on July 4, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    how about SCREW INLAYS ?? https://youtu.be/F5s0FSwp-LA

  3. A Watts on July 4, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Hi chris,

    I have a question as to the next step of this process. how does the neck oil up (I’m using BOIL – boiled linseed oil)? Does the CA glue used to harden the timber mate, bleed into the the surrounding grain and does the affect the finish with the BOIL.

    Again, many thanks for sharing. great work.


  4. Todd Silimperi on July 4, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Doesn’t the timber mate stick in the pores of the surrounding wood?

  5. Jason Fick on July 4, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Is it possible to use baking soda and superglue with some coloring?

  6. William Hidalgo on July 4, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Im definitely doing this!

  7. Rick Sanchez C137 on July 4, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I may use that technique on a muzzle loader kit I am about to put together… was looking for a type of only to do (there really are a ton of them), this one looks both easy yet intricate and is still one of the cheaper ways of doing it…. THANK YOU!

  8. John Reimann on July 4, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Question: If I am going to oil the wood, would I do it before or after doing the inlay?

  9. John Eckert on July 4, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    I got a cough for 3 days with the CA . Keep me awake for all that time . . Not realizing that’s what caused it it happened again to me . I even went to the doctor after the first time . He didn’t know what it was either . I finally figured it out .
    Do the right thing …..Ventilation ! I was spreading it out on a hobby project very large areas in a small basement room . I still use it often but carefully.

  10. Randy Scott on July 4, 2022 at 9:42 pm


  11. nicolas perez on July 4, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Do you have à link for your timber mate please?

  12. Blues guitar tips/lessons on July 4, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    What are the sizes of the router bits and where did you get them? Finding dremel bits smaller than 1/8 inch – which are too big (at least for me) for detail work – are not easy to come by

  13. guiterman62 on July 4, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Thats what i used to cut mine out i been building for over 20 years now.

  14. Rodrigo Meléndez Contreras on July 4, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    In the beginning of the video I was thinking he gonna inlay some abalone or something similar…

  15. Richard Kranium on July 4, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Can I get a price on getting my favorite guitar a custom fretboard done. I don’t trust myself this much yet.

  16. Squirrel Squadron on July 4, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    The problem with this is the sanding, with the amount you sanded, that guitar neck will no longer be even, the should be done while making the neck not after, then the issue of filler and glue in the fret dividers won’t be an issue

  17. BRUCER on July 4, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you for the information. That’s very nice work!!

  18. Guzzo of Oz on July 4, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    You’ve had years to assess this. Does it hold up well? It looks great. Thanks 👍🇦🇺

  19. Tony Baron on July 4, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Not that I’ve read ALL the comments, but has anyone noticed that the CA glue that ‘dries rock hard’ – was NOT removed from the fret grooves? The issue wasn’t even mentioned.

  20. BB Guitars on July 4, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Had an inlay collapse, wasnt full thickness in one corner, and have been looking for a means to fix it, I think we have a winner!

  21. Owen Auer on July 4, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    But if you stain the fret won’t the areas with superglue around the inlay not stain?

  22. Barry Harrell YouTube on July 4, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    How did you secure the paper to the fret board when you cut the inlay?

  23. Xevora on July 4, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I think you could also make inlays out of dental composite. Easy to use, durable and can be polished to a very glossy surface. Brand new composite is kinda expensive, but you can use expired products. They work just as well, just cannot be used on patients for legal reasons. Ask your dentist or local dental school, they probably have some old ones lying around.

  24. Jean luc Vassort on July 4, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Thanking you for this share

  25. darknature79 on July 4, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    At least you’re not using ramen noodles lol.

  26. Ignacio Girardi Rosende on July 4, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Silly question: can you do the same with wood dust + glue?

  27. Tracy McDougal on July 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Very nice , can I purchase all these items at a hobby shop?

  28. David Lehrer on July 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    This technique relies on a crisp outline of the image…something I have been unable to do. And pearl and abalone catch the light. This doesn’t.

  29. Richard Kranium on July 4, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    This inspires me to do my own custom fretboard. I priced down having it done from a few shops found on web, I’m not that well off financially to afford those rates for an aesthetic purpose. Even worse, I was ordering my dream guitar and way out of my price I would pay. I even got a price from esp. $8,000.00.
    After shopping on eBay, I ordered all parts needed for less than $200.00. I’m on my way to building my dream guitar myself for a hell of a lot less.
    I would really love to have my 80’s ex series Ibanez done professionally due to it being my best playing guitar out of 20 guitars. Most inexpensive one next to my Jackson Charvelle from 80’s as well.
    If I can master custom fretboards, I will be starting my own brand of guitar with any fret design anyone wants, relatively inexpensive.
    First off, I just ordered a new fretboard for around $50. Not much of a loss if I screw up. Ordered the wood filler he is using. Also ordered fret material sheet I can make inlays with. I found a sticker version of inlays I would like to use as patterns already sized for me.
    Have to love YouTube university for learning skilled trades.
    Edit: I build, remodel, do all exterior aspects of a house. This project cannot be more complicated. I have a bad habit of building guitars from parts on eBay and then selling it on eBay. Not very profitable but I did it for fun. I do make my own bodies but I have patterns to copy so it really doesn’t count. This will make my guitars unique and each one of a kind. If I pull this off I will be doing it under my bosses business and let him market my brand. He’s good at it.

  30. John Colgan on July 4, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I’ve done similar with caulking filler. Good way to start doing inlays. Almost foolproof. (Though nothing is totally foolproof to a suitably talented fool !!)

  31. Skyler Sopp on July 4, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    How do you resolve that the cut outs for the frets are now more shallow? And that the middle of the fretboard is thinner than the edges?

  32. John Mims on July 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Love this and your other instructionals.

    Gonna try this on a headstock design. But I want to match a color I’m using. Can you expand on tinting the filler? What options you recommend?
    Thanks in advance sir!

  33. 2 Flipped on July 4, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Looks great,but does it bother the frets when you install them.

  34. Matt Smith on July 4, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    This video was a life saver, thank you very very much.

  35. Jackson59 on July 4, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Wall putty + Wood glue ?? After it dries . Super glue on it. Will it work?

  36. Jody Ho on July 4, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    use this product and loved it! thank you for sharing your technique

  37. Creighton Freeman on July 4, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    I thought about trying this with a tinted epoxy resin as the filler. Have you ever tried that? I imaging the sanding step would be harder with the epoxy. With the proper white and silver tints it might be possible to achieve a faux mother of pearl effect with the epoxy I think. I am considering trying it for a head-stock logo….

  38. The Bashful Turtle on July 4, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    But… But… He sanded a fretboard that had already been radiused… He got that hard gunk in the fret holes…

    Am… Am I missing something

  39. get at it on July 4, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Use epoxy.

  40. Bobby S on July 4, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    wow, that is great! Doing it freehand as well. You are less shaky than I am lol.

  41. Music For My Sanity on July 4, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    That is a super cool technique! I enjoy that you are always thinking outside the box.

  42. Jon Murph on July 4, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    This is a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

  43. hikaoru1231 on July 4, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    today i learned that there are some other ways you can use with wood filler thank you kind sir

  44. Skot Giles on July 4, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip.

  45. robert jahrling on July 4, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    I have been messing up a bunch of Brazilian pepperwood trying to make a handle for my father’s knife with his initials in it.
    I have failed multiple
    This is going to do the trick thank you very much 👍✌️

  46. John Poe on July 4, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Great concise vid, thanks, going to try this on a scrap in prep for a current build……….

  47. sciencemansandera on July 4, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    You could also paint like metal flake candy apple lacquer and probably do a hand rub color tint into that first you have to use some kind of silver base or gold base go to get the candy metallic behind it You might even be able to get into your filler

  48. Fran Munschauer on July 4, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    I notice all using inlay powder work on UNFINISHED pieces of wood. I am trying to replace missing inlay on very nice little Indian elephant leg table. How do I protect the finished wood

  49. RingWarrior on July 4, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    How deep inlay was(in mm)? I have hard time to understand inches

  50. michael Ryan on July 4, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for a great video and for sharing….a couple of questions: Can the routing process be accomplished with a trim router, with plunge base? I have read that the heavier trim router is more stable than the Dremel….and I already have the trim router!