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The 5 minute fretboard

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by TallDad71 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:37 am

Genius again Steve.

I always radius and flatten my fretboards when they are glued in place. Your method would still allow this to happen.

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by colburge » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:40 am

Interesting to see how the Pro's do it, great tutorial.

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by simso » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:52 am

I also do it by hand and a caul once its fitted to the guitar, this is just I guess you could say, roughing it out :)

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by routout » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:44 pm

Nice one I have a similar set up ,I get close to the thickness shoot the fret slots in and sand radius on the belt they are extremely accurate .:D
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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by vandenboom » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:04 pm

Thnx Steve. How do u do the final taper?
I use my saw bench and keep nudging till i get to my pencil line!! Accurate enough but terribly inefficient and not the approach of a craftsman!

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by simso » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:11 pm

vandenboom wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:04 pm
Thnx Steve. How do u do the final taper?
Can you clarify the terminology for me, the final taper?,

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by vandenboom » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:26 am

Apologies - by taper I mean, 1-11/16" at nut end and 2-1/8" at the 12th fret.

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by simso » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 am

Awesome,

I attach it to the neck its going onto with a couple of 1mm drill bits, then using a razor blade, I trace the neck shape out from underneath onto the fretboard, then I belt sand it up to the line, refit the fretboard and then i tweak final dimensions with some sandpaper attached to a flat stone, my flat stone is a 1metre by 1 metre 100mm thick granite block

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by routout » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:52 am

I use a scribe and chalk as an indicator for the lines marked helps my old eye sight :lol: the cut off brads work well i feel ,nice explanation Mr simso.
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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by blackalex1952 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:20 pm

my flat stone is a 1metre by 1 metre 100mm thick granite block
You must have some pretty ripped biceps there! Probably only on one arm like a Venetian gondolier!
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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by simso » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:57 pm

blackalex1952 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:20 pm
my flat stone is a 1metre by 1 metre 100mm thick granite block
You must have some pretty ripped biceps there! Probably only on one arm like a Venetian gondolier!
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Im slow, but finally worked it out :)

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by vandenboom » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:26 pm

Ok - so u and others shape neck before gluing fingerboard. The books i learned from attach fb first then carve neck. So now i have to consider benefits of change of approach!!
Thnx.

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Re: The 5 minute fretboard

Post by simso » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:31 pm

No need for you to change your approach, you forget, I replace fret boards on guitars that are already finished, that is they are painted / lacqered and so forth

Guitars that I build, I definetly shape them on the neck as well

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