Frets Installed!

Went to a place downtown called the Downtown Artist Space in LA it’s about 5 min away from my apartment. It’s just slightly beyond skid row so I don’t know if I’d ever go there in the afternoon evening time. Met some very nice people and was able to use their modified arbor press. It…

Finally Fretting

Using my squeeze clamps I made a fret presser. I used Patrick Hufschmid’s technique to prepare the neck and to hammer the frets in. I used epoxy to fill the slots incase I messed up somewhere. Hammering in frets is awesome. Now all I need to do it find some way of trimming the ends…

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…

Slotting The Fretboard…

Once I leveled out the sides I resumed slotting the fretboard. It took forever with the little saw I was using, but eventually it was finished. I was happy with the results so far. Some slots towards the end need a bit of filing but that will be done later.