Started fretting the guitars. I have two done so far. These were my first bound fretboards so I had to clip the tang off the fret to go over the binding. I made a little device based on one I had seen, with some modifications. I call it the Detanginator. Worked really well to grind off the tang and dress the bottom.
All the guitars have been oiled and sealed with shellac.
One more to fret. Then to build, locate and mask off the bridges. Then I should be close to spraying lacquer. That should be interesting as a first.
Cut and fit the nut slots and carved the string ramps on both. Decided to dress the frets before I start to final sand and finish. Dressed again with a mill file, checked with a straight edge and then across … Continue reading →
Guitar one fretted. Checked. Relieved the slots with a v file. Hammered (clamped in the case of the sound hole) and installed frets with a bit of white glue. Nipped the ends. Mill filed the edges. Beveled to 35 degrees … Continue reading →