Made a prototype adjustable radius sanding block. Had to figure out how to radius these fretboards.
It worked well. Sanded the fretboards down to 120. I made a second block at the same time. A bit more low profile. I put 220 paper on there for use when everything is on the guitar.
I have the headstocks thinned down and the veneers on all three. They are all in semi different stages of preliminary carving. The heel is the only thing that really needs to be pretty close at this point, just so the neck can be fit once more before the fretboard is attached. Final carving won’t get done until the fingerboards are on.
I need to figure out what to do for the side markers. Once they’re done, a fretboard can go on at least one of the necks. The rest to follow shortly after.
I just couldn’t resist laying one of the fingerboards on as I was checking the neck fit. Seeing that makes me excited. Also makes me thing of how much sanding i need to do, which always seems to wait till absolutely last minute. It also makes me think about the damn finishing work!
Locust fingerboards and bridges. Before and after ammonia fuming session. Color is definitely a bit odd, but don’t fret, a coat of oil will make these a dark honey color. Should look interesting with the redwood and walnut. Fingerboard is … Continue reading →
Finished slotting my fretboards. Planed them to a taper. Aligned with the center lines on each guitar and tapped in pins. Rounded the ends for the sound hole. Then sanded. These are ready to go. Bridges up next. I’ll fume … Continue reading →
Planed down my locust fingerboards. Made a quick fixture to slot them. Used 14 gauge galvanize that I marked off and notched to locate in the fixture. Done with one. On to two. Will prep and sand these fully along with the bridges. Then fume them to darken before I attach.