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Two Mandolins #9: Home Stretch

01-09-2015 11:19 AM by Texcaster | 5 comments »

I didn’t get any photos of the fretting. The fingerboard is stuck to the fret scale template with double sided tape. The notches in the template index on a pin in the mitre box. Too easy, this scale is mando/ banjo. My others are guitar 25 in / 25 1/2 in and bass 34in /35 in. My saw back bottoms out on the top of the mitre box when the cut is at the right depth. The fb edges are bevelled before being shaped with a 12 in radius sanding block. The fret wire is pre bent, then slightly back bent because the radius is too tight. For a bound fb the fret tang is cut with a fret tang nipper. I cut 4mm black dots with a leather punch. 12in radius sanding block, nippers...

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