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Capo removal and railroad spike install


photo 1

In photo 1 the new railroad spikes can be seen and the screw holes from 2 previous capo systems on the side of the neck. After the screws for these intrusive systems were removed I drilled them slightly oversize to ensure roundness. Then proceeded to make a triple layer lamination of black and white celluloid with curly maple. The layup was too fragile to turn in my micro lathe so I quickly rounded the affair with a file and tapered each plug to get a snug fit in each hole.

In photo 2 the final touch up has been done. The curly maple stained, lacquer built up, leveled and buffed. This photo is up close but the end result is quite effective when viewed slightly farther away.

photo 2

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