Monday, May 26, 2014

Fretboard update

Here's cutting the scoop with the safe-t-planer, followed by a bunch of messing around drilling and routing channels in the neck, fretboard, and peghead overlay for the fifth string tunnel. Drilling the oblique holes is a major pain, but I think next time I can start with the dremel instead. With an angled ramp, it cuts nice and low and straight.

Once the tube gets bent to follow the curves, the fretboard and peghead overlay are ready for gluing.


  1. Looks good. Nice progress. I like the fretboard scrap clamping caul.

  2. Glad you like it. That is more of a drill bit stop than a caul. I wanted to use the hardest wood on hand to make sure the drill bit stayed down. From cutting fret slots, I knew that piece of wood is HARD.