The ongoing saga of the scratch built guitars continues... In the last chapter installed the caps that cover the truss rods. In this chapter, I'll cut the slots for the fretwire, and make/install the fingerboard dots
Had I only been doing a single neck, I might have just went ahead and marked the fingerboard out for the fret slots and cut them. But since I am doing three, some sort of template seemed in order.
I did buy Stew-Mac's fret slotting miter box for the job, but I didn't want to spring the $40 dollars for their fret scale template. I was past the point of available cash, so - I decided I would make my own. The miter box has a small indexing pin in it these templates use, so I figured to use it as well, by cutting slots for it in a bar of aluminum. Read more about Slots and Dots