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Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Auditioning background colors

I'm trying to decide on the background color on my woodpecker fretwork. so if this was your, what would you use for a background color. Thanks in advance for your input... Fay
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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I'd fill the frets with different colored poly clay. But if you want the typical fretwork, either red or orange.

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Nice cutting Fay! Is that from the new DeWalt?

As for the background color, black is generally the "go-to" for most things and I think I see one reason why. Comparing the 3 pictures you posted, the frets cast shadows on the red & orange backgrounds. To my eye, it disturbs the image a little. With the black, the shadows are pretty much invisible. This is more noticeable when the wood is thicker. If the cutting were from a thinner material, you probably wouldn't notice shadows with any of the colors.
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Yes. the Big Yellow finished the project that the Fox had started before he conked out. This wood is a thicker wood but it was all the wood I had enough of to make thins. I myself prefer a thinner wood for fretwork. I think I might settle for the black background. Thanks.. Have a great day Fay
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