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Fretboard gluing mistake.

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Dan Hawkes
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Hi folks,

I've made a bit of a boo boo when gluing the fretboard. Perhaps the pins weren't pushed in for enough and I likely used too much titebond, but when clamping up the fretboard twisted on the horizontal plane slightly. It now sticks out around half a millimetre to the left of the nuts area and about 1 mm on the right hand side of the neck at the body end. Looking at the center lines at the body end of the neck and fretboard, it like like the fretboard has deviated about half a mm.

The fretboard is wider than my neck (after I'd profiled it) and was going to need a bit of sanding down to get it the same width as the neck anyway. As it stands I'll still have about 44mm at the nut and 56mm at the last fret.

I know the correct thing to do would be start again, but I'm loathe to try and remove the titebond for such a small deviation that probably can be rectified through intonation at the bridge.

I'm hoping the consensus is in right!?

If correct is it better to bring the fretboard sides in line with the neck by sanding before or during carving the back of the neck?

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Dan


   
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My opinion is that the change in the angle of the frets will be imperceptible. You're fortunate to have the fretboard wider than the neck, so I would sand or plane the fretboard to the width of the neck before carving.


   
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I agree with robin, Dan. Just mark a new centre line on the fretboard and bring the sides in evenly to match your neck profile...... double check that your neck sizes and angle are correct.Β 

Good luck with it.

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Dan Hawkes
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Brilliant, cheers guys. What I thought, but great to have it confirmed.

I'm sure it won't be the last blip!

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Cheers


   
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