Oooh Shiny!

I sanded the fretboard using 120-220-320-400 grit sandpaper. Teak wood smells great but clogs up the paper like crazy, it also becomes very hot from all the friction. Then I went in with some 0000# steel wool (courtesy of Divya R) and it made the wood verrry smooth. And as an added bonus made it…

Cutting Fretwire..

I couldn’t find decent wire cutters or pliers anywhere so I used the deadblow hammer and a sharp chisel. I put that wasted piece of padauk to use as a chisel/cutting board. So far nothings gone to waste! Woot!

Ghetto Fretwork…

I seriously need to invest in a buncha good tools when I’m back home for good. I might as well just buy up Stew-Mac. So I fashioned my own fretting jig using a Quik-clamp and a metal ruler. I ripped off a blade from a jewlers saw I found at a hardware store. It works…

Planning out the Fretboard

After reading everything on http://www.sevenstring.org I started to plan out the fretboard. Since it was a MultiScale neck I needed to choose the two scales I’d be using for the neck. I decided on 25 inches to 27 inches, with the perpendicular fret being the nut. After failing my first attempt (major compound error), I…