The Workbench

1960 Country Gentleman Fretboard Replacement.

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I post these so people can see the guts, some like guts and others don't. Personally I'm ambivalent, some guts are better than others and so are shells.

I'm not looking for thumbs, arrows, numbers or any of those things, just sharing guts as previously stated. Some pretend not to like guts, they keep their head straight forward but their eyes go hard left...

https://www.oldschoolguitar...

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I'd like to see a picture of the finished fretboard with new inlays. Takes guts to do that work for sure.

Would be ironic if .... never mind.

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It's incredible how these turn out.

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Curt - Would you mind explaining your technique for cutting out the thumbnail shaped routes for the fingerboard inlays.

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Curt - Would you mind explaining your technique for cutting out the thumbnail shaped routes for the fingerboard inlays.

– Planet_of_the_Heapes

I trace the shape and cut it out with this.

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Thanks for that Curt I really appreciate seeing a craftsman at work. Well done

Davedee

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– Curt Wilson

Curt, I have an old Foredom similar to yours. Do you use graphite to lubricate the flex connector or grease? I've gone online to try and hunt this down and couldn't find the info. Thanx.

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My eyes went left....

The picture essay is a brutal thrill!

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I trace the shape and cut it out with this.

– Curt Wilson

Thanks man! That tool is a step up from my B&D Wizard tool

I've been procrastinating about replacing the fingerboard on my 60 Anniversary because I was hesitant about these thumbnail trenches. I guess I should just dive in, the worst outcome is my lost time and a botched piece of rosewood. Thanks again.

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Curt, I have an old Foredom similar to yours. Do you use graphite to lubricate the flex connector or grease? I've gone online to try and hunt this down and couldn't find the info. Thanx.

– lx

I use graphite, same stuff I use on the TR6 speedometer cable.


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