A Simple Way to Inlay Mother of Pearl
San Diego-based furniture maker Craig Thibodeau is an accomplished artisan whose inlay and marquetry work is a force to be reckoned with. That said, Thibodeau knows when to employ complex techniques to get the look he’s after and when subtle embelishments are all that’s needed to get the job done. Case in point: his ingenious re-purposing of mother of pearl fret dots.
Fret dots, those white circles found along the necks of guitars, are used by musicians to aid in placing their fingers accurately while moving from chord to chord or note-to-note during a song. Watch the slideshow to learn about Thibodeau’s technique.
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