For those who make

We are suppliers of specialist and customised materials for instrument, furniture, jewellery, model and craft makers. Our products are carefully curated, researched and developed, and are all backed by our friendly expert knowledge and advice. 

Specialist Products For...

Luthiery & Instrument Making

  • Custom headstock decals
  • Patterned paisley body decals
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer in both clear and colours
  • Cellulose paint matched to vintage guitar colours
  • Aniline and other dyes for sunburst and fading finishes
  • Binding and purfling strips
  • Mother of pearl for logos and inlays
  • Headstock veneers
  • Pickguard materials
  • ★ Ready cut inlay shapes, fret markers and letters
  • ★ Glues and adhesives
  • ★ Polishes for repairs and new builds

Cabinet Making

  • Glues and adhesives
  • Japanese saws
  • Abrasives and polishes
  • Workshop supplies
  • Binding and edging strips
  • Veneers and sheet materials for panels and inlays
  • Wood dyes
  • Wood sealers and lacquers
  • Ready cut inlay shapes, letters and symbols

Turning & Carving

  • ★ Micro-mesh abrasives for polishing and finishing
  • ★ Wood sealer and lacquer
  • ★ Natural and colourful wood dyes
  • ★ Spindle and bowl turning blanks
  • ★ Pen blanks in wood, acrylic, casein and polyester
  • ★ Carving blanks
  • ★ Sharpening stones and strops
  • ★ Carving knives, chisels and sets

Interior Design

  • ★ Decorative acrylic sheets for wall panels
  • ★ Shell mother of pearl tiles
  • ★ Colourful dyes for interior woodwork
  • ★ Shell veneers

Jewellery Making

  • Natural shell and mother of pearl
  • Ready cut shell shapes and symbols
  • Colourful wood dyes
  • Vibrant plastic sheets for cutting pendants
  • Glitter, pearl, tortoiseshell and other effect plastics
  • Small exotic wood veneers
  • Abrasives and polishes for small metalwork

Set & Prop Design

  • Wood dyes for interior woodwork
  • Large decorative acrylic sheets for wall panels and tabletops
  • Imitation natural stone, pearl and tortoiseshell effect plastics
  • Wood lacquers and abrasives
  • Araditional natural shell and wood materials for smaller authentic looking props
  • Adhesives and glues

Specialist Services

Decal Printing

Our custom printed waterslide decals are suitable for:

  • ★ Guitar headstock logos
  • ★ Guitar body decals
  • ★ Bicycle frames
  • ★ Product prototyping
  • ★ Model making
  • ★ Nail Art

Inlay & Marquetry Cutting

As well as producing our own stock range of inlay shapes, letters and symbols, we can custom cut your design and the corresponding inlay pocket. Our custom inlay and marquetry is suitable for:

  • ★ Guitar headstock veneers
  • ★ Guitar fingerboards
  • ★ Marquetry panels and motifs for furniture and instruments
  • ★ Luxury gifts and accessories such as personalised poker chips

Laser Cutting & CNC Milling

Using our advanced CNC mill and laser technology we can cut all of our sheet materials to your required design, with exceptional precision. Aside from inlays and marquetry, this service is ideal for:

  • ★ Shop fitting and signage
  • ★ Promotional gifts
  • Spectacle frames
  • ★ Fashion accessories
  • ★ Jewellery components

Supplies & Consumables

  • ★ Inlay blanks
  • ★ Binding strips
  • ★ Adhesives and glues
  • ★ Sharpening stones and strops
  • ★ Workshop supplies
  • ★ PPE equipment
  • ★ Abrasives and polishes
  • ★ Mixing cups, tack cloths and sprayout cards
  • ★ Wood filler and sealer
  • ★ Wood lacquer and paint
  • ★ Thinners and solvents
  • ★ Stains, dye and pigments

History

The company was started back in 2009 by Simon, initially specialising in custom decals for guitar makers and repairers, and since then our range has grown in response to customer needs and requirements.

Luthiery and instrument building/repair remains an important sector for us, but as our range of materials expands we are able to service wider industries. Some examples include panels and tiles for interiors, dyes and edgings for furniture, carving and turning blanks for crafters, colour decals for model makers and mother of pearl for jewellery makers.

We are a small team based in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

Simon, Rothko and Frost

Simon, The Boss

"I started the company as a hobby, designing and making custom decals for guitar makers and repairers, and it all grew from there. As well as the day-to-day running I enjoy getting involved in R&D and customer support. It is our customers who have grown the business, who inspire our next plans and developments, and who we do out best to help every day."

Seja, Rothko and Frost

Seja, The Designer

Seja was the first employee to join the team back in 2010. As well as telling Simon which ideas are rubbish and which might just work, Seja takes charge of design and decals. Photos on the site, custom designs, waterslide decals, illustrations, charts and guides - Seja does them all. 

Red, Rothko and Frost

Red, The Maker

Roger, a.k.a. Red, is our machinist, maker and doer of anything else that needs to be done. Order anything that requires any milling or lasering and Red will be the one making it, and in between he'll be doing his best to keep everything tidy and organised (despite Simon's best efforts to the contrary).

Conker, Rothko and Frost

Conker, Our Buddy

Our backgrounds in design and engineering, dedication to innovation and close relationships with our fulfilment and production partners mean we can offer impact at any scale, on projects large and small. All this, while retaining what we believe to be the best aspects of dealing with a small company - personal service, expert advice and a real connection to our customers.

Since the start we have followed the same basic principles of quality, innovation and knowledge. We make and develop so many of our own products in order to be sure they are as good as can be. This extensive development means we have a significant knowledge of our materials and their applications - if you have any questions regarding your own project please don't hesitate to get in touch.

As of 2019 we are continuing to expand our range of specialist products and services, and to make them available to yet wider audiences of designers and makers.

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