DIY Fret Slotting Jig

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Project by wingate_52 posted 03-12-2013 10:28 PM 5309 views 9 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dozuki 240 mm saw from Rutlands (offer) with UHMWPE spine stiffener and depth stop. Ply and UHMWPE saw guide, Bakelite height shims. Lexan CAD CAM Laser cut slotting template, St.Steel locator pin (or Stanley blade in slot for copying precut f/b slots) and 15” Purpleheart Ukulele fingerboard blank. Worked well.

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 03:32 PM

Nice jig! Now if it had an ‘indexing’ method of sliding f/b through at all the different scales that would really be stupendous. I’m thinking of using some sort of metric all thread to move 1mm at a time. I’m in America but I only use mm for fretboards.

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 05:16 PM

Nice jig. I use a $10 Harbor Freight pull saw which has a kerf exactly the right size for guitar fret wire.

@Dennis: I have one fret template. It is one of the LMI bass templates. You can get pretty much any scale length by adjusting what slot you use as the zero position.

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 07:07 AM

Good job that…

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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