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Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Post by slowlearner » 01 Nov 2018, 10:05

Curto wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 09:16
I like his idea about 'making a hole without making a hole.'
That's the whole (no pun intended) idea I've been pursuing for the last few instruments.
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Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Post by Curto » 18 Nov 2018, 16:19

Where does one buy 0.5mm nails to pin the fretboard?
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Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Post by slowlearner » 19 Nov 2018, 10:36

Dang, I've never used anything that small. I've used 2 or 2.5mm nails to pin it before I trimmed the edges
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Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Post by drbass » 19 Nov 2018, 10:42

Hi Paul,

I'm using the thinnest nails (they're really like little pins, probably 1 mm or so) I can get at Bunnings and, like Pete, use them outside the actual fretboard area - once the board's on I trim the completed neck to its final shape.

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Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Post by Curto » 19 Nov 2018, 14:38

Ahhhh ... I see.
Of course, trimming the neck down after the fretboard is attached makes more sense. Hindsight!
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