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    Default Re: Help fix a screwup

    I agree with Adrian/HoGo that a circular path is more obvious. If the patch has an 'organic' shape and well-matched grain it can be pretty hard to see. Here are a couple of patches in rough sanded maple. The left one could be better, but the one on the right is almost invisible in less brilliant light. Under a dark finish they should be pretty unobtrusive.
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    Default Re: Help fix a screwup

    Please go to Marty Jacobsen's website. My #37 Koi has some nice inlay in the back.

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    Default Re: Help fix a screwup

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Doland View Post
    Make a wooden inlay to make it look like a nakashima-style butterfly joint:

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    I like that idea. Maybe add one above and one below it to make it look like it was intentional. You could even use a contrasting wood. Make'em just large enough to cover the slipup. I'd be happy to own that instrument.
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    Default Re: Help fix a screwup

    "Woodstock"! Maintain the Charlie Brown theme!
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