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GrantB wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Jay wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:10 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:09 am I tend to leave divots in there if using new style taller frets if it means removing wood in any material amount.
Ah, missed your post.

That is exactly what I was thinking. Started fretting with 1.2mm high crowns and 2.4mm wide.

Edit - these ones:

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Yep, leave the wood there. My 335 has deep and well spread divots...affects playing zero.

Almost done... need to fill the tiny slot openings left under the tang... See last photo for detail. I think you had a solution for that? Please do tell :D

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Jay wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:11 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Jay wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:10 pm

Ah, missed your post.

That is exactly what I was thinking. Started fretting with 1.2mm high crowns and 2.4mm wide.

Edit - these ones:

https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products ... dium-sizes
Yep, leave the wood there. My 335 has deep and well spread divots...affects playing zero.

Almost done... need to fill the tiny slot openings left under the tang... See last photo for detail. I think you had a solution for that? Please do tell :D

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Looking sweet! I've done dust from the board and both wood glue and CA. Even CA by itself will dry pretty dark, but does mean that the frets will be glued in - may not be what you want?

Oh - and quick question - do you put anything on your puriri fret boards? Just finishing off a neck and wondering if I should put any fret board oil on it or not.

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Lostininverness wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:21 pm
Jay wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:11 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:37 pm

Yep, leave the wood there. My 335 has deep and well spread divots...affects playing zero.

Almost done... need to fill the tiny slot openings left under the tang... See last photo for detail. I think you had a solution for that? Please do tell :D
Looking sweet! I've done dust from the board and both wood glue and CA. Even CA by itself will dry pretty dark, but does mean that the frets will be glued in - may not be what you want?

Oh - and quick question - do you put anything on your puriri fret boards? Just finishing off a neck and wondering if I should put any fret board oil on it or not.
Thanks. I seem to recall that GrantB used wax mixed with rosewood sandings? Anyway, regardless, that is what I did with the spills from sanding the fret board. Came out fine.

I used Briwax teak oil for the puriri fretboard but limited it to 3 "cloth rubbed on" coats only. Brings out the grain and streaks beautifully...

Don't forget to post photos of it!
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I use hide glue with dark furniture tint, or wood sanding....
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GrantB wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:46 pm I use hide glue with dark furniture tint, or wood sanding....
pffft, where's the challenge with future fret removal with that!

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Lostininverness wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:33 am
GrantB wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:46 pm I use hide glue with dark furniture tint, or wood sanding....
pffft, where's the challenge with future fret removal with that!
True, remiss of me. I should use epoxy and layer it right across the edge of the board.
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GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:17 am
Lostininverness wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:33 am
GrantB wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:46 pm I use hide glue with dark furniture tint, or wood sanding....
pffft, where's the challenge with future fret removal with that!
True, remiss of me. I should use epoxy and layer it right across the edge of the board.
Could consider it like clear binding.

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a bit of Christmas work update.
Number 26 is on hold...I have to take the finish back to wood and redo it. In the meantime Ive started number 27>
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Lawrence, do you have a website or link where I can see more of your work?

I'm pitching a teepee looking at that guitar in progress.

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JoeBlow wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:13 am Lawrence, do you have a website or link where I can see more of your work?

I'm pitching a teepee looking at that guitar in progress.
Hi Glad you like it.

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Cool. I'll keep an eye out.

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Lawrence wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:34 am a bit of Christmas work update.
Number 26 is on hold...I have to take the finish back to wood and redo it. In the meantime Ive started number 27>
I really like your idea for an f-hole. How thick is the drop top?

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Lostininverness wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:33 pm
Lawrence wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:34 am a bit of Christmas work update.
Number 26 is on hold...I have to take the finish back to wood and redo it. In the meantime Ive started number 27>
I really like your idea for an f-hole. How thick is the drop top?
It’s 24 mm at the moment so not a drop top per se,
It will look less once the neck angle is carved in
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Stainless frets in a Puriri fretboard
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ChAoZ wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:04 pm Stainless frets in a Puriri fretboard

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Ah, finally someone else who uses a puriri fretboard. How do you find it when comparing with rosewood and ebony?
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