Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #8: Glue on the Fretboard

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Blog entry by Dave G posted 10-02-2015 11:53 AM 852 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before installing the fretboard started some shaping using the Festool disk sander/grinder. My experience making Maloof chairs has paid off as I found this very easy and fun.

Started to Take Shape

I installed some small bits of 4d nail in the bed of the fretboard and the fretboard itself to hold alignment while clamping up.

Alignment Pins in Neck and Holes at White Marks on Ebony Fretboard

Then I glued with Titebond III, clamping down to table saw top for dead flatness. There is a caul against the fretboard to press the edges since the fretboard has a 12” radius.

Glue Up of Fretboard. I Tried Not to Tighten Too Much.

It’s beginning to take shape.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#1 posted 10-02-2015 11:18 PM

Still watching.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#2 posted 10-03-2015 12:20 AM

Bill, thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes I wonder if anybody is. I like doing this anyway because it makes nice reminders for me when I do a project again.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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