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    How to make a grown man CRY and say ALOT of bad words

    Well I went to HF and got me some cheap aluminum yardsticks to make some Fret templates and a 1/16" blade from the Griz. Got to work and boy they sure worked great.

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    So got busy cutting fret slots and boy it was SWEET done in about an hour and a half with this pile of 84 compared to 2 days doing by hand. OH SO HAPPY RIGHT
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    WRONG ........
    The red mark is where the fret slot is supposed to be cut.

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    So anybody have any ideas for a design change or enhancement I only have 84 to do.................
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    Looks like some rosewood tops are in order.
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    Is it just the one fret that's off or are they all off from that point up?

    Edit: if it's that one only, you could widen it a tad, turn it into an 'F' or 'FP' shaped inlay....Viva las Frog Pond
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    More pointless questions of curiousity than an useful suggestions.


    I guess the main question is why your alignment was off? "Just" layout error or something else?

    Not sure how you're ?clamping? the yardstick to the neck? I could see that allowing creep if not setup right or you let it slide a smidge, I might consider adding a bump stop to the yardstick somehow or something like that to get a positive feel.

    It seems that narrower slots or maybe a pin on the sled to match the slots would allow more precise alignment - not sure if thats needed.

    Can you salvage the necks by planing then thinner and recutting?

    Other than the obvious issue it looks like a bang up idea, nice and simple to use ... once you get it down

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    So. It wasn't the yardstick. It was a brain pop?
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    Good idea Ken and yes it is only that one.
    Must of had a senior moment when laying it out the notch was to be cut at 115.7mm and I cut it at 105.7. I thought I had checked it before cutting them all but must have got interrupted.

    Ryan it does have a 1/16 in pin for alignment and I use double stick tap and had no creep they are right where I cut the notches Perfectly cut. EVEN THE WRONG ONE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Ryan it does have a 1/16 in pin for alignment and I use double stick tap and had no creep they are right where I cut the notches Perfectly cut. EVEN THE WRONG ONE
    Looks closer at picture 1. Nice. Well at least you know the basic idea works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    ...Can you salvage the necks by planing then thinner and recutting?...
    That was my first thought, too. Still a bunch of work, but at least the wood would be saved.
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    Man, I am so sorry!!!

    Dare I say, "Enjoy?"
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    Well when I get some cans I am going to try the sanding down and recutting first. They are running the cans I need starting tomorrow. If I had some cans I would have caught the mistake as I had 2 necks fretted up and ready for cans to check it before cutting frets. Just got in a hurry and now will pay the price.
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