With wenge you never quite know what you're going to get.
Good to see Blaine in the workshop tonight, working hard on his super-secret project - it'll be a beauty.
I did a fair bit of sawing, routing, thicknessing and sanding. The main product (apart from the roughly cut neck for the Special Q and the routes for truss rod and carbon rods for the Kermit neck-through) are 4 wenge fret boards. I'm showing both "front" and "back":
Someone will have to make a difficult choice
. I personally would choose 7 or 8 (while keeping in mind that the pattern will of course change once the board is at final thickness and radiuses).
1/5 and 2/6 are fairly plain, and I'm not very keen to use either as a fret board - the orientation of the grain means that the pressure of the truss rod might result in cracks. Anyway.
I still have a full 1.2 m wenge board, and a 45 cm piece that will be big enough for a nice top.
Was a good night, big thank you to Rob for his help with the thicknessing.