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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:27 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:35 pm 
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So a few things, I sanded and sanded...and sanded until I got the fretboard thickness down to an acceptable level and relieved the nut shelf a bit so that the strings will enough room to sit above the frets but ended up with a few spots where I will need to slot deeper for the fret tangs! Dammit, I think I’ll grab a cooking saw and deepen those cuts a bit. I sanded the board down with 320 and then 1000 grit paper so it had a nice sheen and then hit it all with the black analine dye and it’s gone be sick. I was going to sand the back down to give it a more “worn neck” look but I think it’s gonna stay jet black. The figure in the fretboard is sweet! I’m going to knock down the raised grain with 320 again lightly and it’s all doing to get a few coats of danish wax.

I clearcoated my guitars today and they are hanging to dry, so I moved on to the pickguard. It’s been wired by a monkey!! There is a pound of solder on the volume pot!! Are there any wiring diagrams to get this back to stock? (Minus the middle pickup as who uses it anyways??). Notice the bill Lawrence is a narrower pickup and has a funny fit...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:13 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:34 am 
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Thank you :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 am 
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For the slots you need a 0.5mm saw (a bit short of 0.02"). I use the thin saw for metal pipes, it's exactly 0.5mm and does not cut as fast as an actual fret slotting saw (which I also have, but only use it when I have to since it requires more attention).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:38 am 
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I'd rather buy it locally...there are many choices for hacksaw, backsaw or dovetail saw, or coping saw. The issue I'm having is that none of them mention the kerf of the blade. I guess I want a 0.023" kerf. maybe I could find a guitar string with that diameter and run it though like a wire saw


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:32 am 
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Nope, 0.023 would be too much - that's about the size of the tang for most common jumbo frets, most are .020-.024. Wouldn't hold without some heavy gluing and it's not good for tone either. You want the frets to sit tightly even without gluing them in.

Look here:
http://www.lutherie.net/fret.chart.html


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:43 am 
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I used stew mac fretwire and according to that link I should use 0.023 width tangs. I do plan on using glue as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:48 am 
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The slot must be a little bit narrower than the tang, also the saw will inevitably have some play. Thus 0.02 is just right for that fretwire.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:36 pm 
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well I got a Stanley mini flush cut back saw today. I'll take my calipers to it and see, then make a cut on a piece of scrap and check with a feeler gauge. if it dont fit I'll take it back and order one from stewie. too bad I placed an order on Friday...I wish there was a Canadian SM type store.


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