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Summer Uke Build #14: Fingerboard Blank

01-11-2017 12:01 AM by onoitsmatt | 2 comments »

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get a fingerboard blank. I have been reading up on woods that are appropriate for the purpose and only very hard woods will work. Ebony is most common with rosewood and maple being suitable substitutes. I didn’t want to spend any money on the fingerboard primarily because Mesquite is hard enough (harder than rosewood and maple) and is a very good alternative for me here in Arizona. I see it in heaps around town with some regularity. Yesterday I went to a place to get some firewood and bought a wheelbarrow full of mesquite. I picked this log as it isn’t twisted as most mesquite twists as it grows, making good, straight-grained...

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