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Inlaying Round Fret Markers

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

This video explains the process for inlaying round “dot” fret markers with a Forstner drill bit. A Forstner bit set is great to have in the shop because the bits have a nice center locating pin, they drill straight sides, cut cleanly, don’t walk like rounded drill bits, and make installing fret dots very easy. Step by step process explained for inlaying round fret dots from custom made plugs, though the same process can be used for any round dot type inlays.


See the rest here:Inlaying Round Fret Markers

Making Fret Markers

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Making custom fret markers with a plug cutter is an easy way to add custom features to a guitar neck. It allows the maker to pick the exact color/species of wood to make the markers from, and gives more flexibility to the luthier. Step by step process explained for cutting custom markers.


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| August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

A shop made jig for cutting fret slots accurately in fingerboard blanks. The jig is easy to make, inexpensive, and using a locator pin (actually more like a slot) it will duplicate any fret board that is run through it. I great item to have around the shop, and it takes all the time consuming layout and measuring out of cutting the fret slots. Works for every scale length.


(by Bradley at dh online) See the rest here:fret_sawing_jig.wmv