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Okay, my first big mistake, but I think it's fixable, help! πŸ™‚

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SomethingNicer
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Hey everyone, So I'm in the middle of my first build and I just profiled my neck using a neck profile jig. I made two mistakes.....

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1. I stupidly lifted up before the router spun down and I dug into the face of the neck..... It will go under the fretboard, so my thought is wood glue and sawdust. Is that the solution here? This one doesn't seem too bad.

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2. During profiling, the template slipped (I know, I need better tape). I caught it almost immediately, but it dug into the side too far, by very little. This will result in the fretboard being slightly wider than the neck (in this 1 inch section), I mean less than a mm. It's not very big....

do I fill the side somehow and sand? I wouldn't be able to thin the fretboard because the nut needs to be flush with it right? Is there a solution on this one other than just chalking it up to first time mistakes?

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@somethingnicer

Glue a shaving of wood into the recessed area, make it a good fit, and match the grain as best you can. Once you've sanded it down flush, I guarantee that no one else will notice it unless you point it out to them.


   
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@robin Thats great. Thats what I was thinking and what I was hoping to hear. Thanks!


   
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@somethingnicer Most of that will be removed when carving the neck too so don't worry to much. I doubt anyone will ever notice once the build is finished.


   
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The others are right @somethingnicer, once you start carving and sanding the neck profile you won't see it...... It's all a learning experience..... now you are already a more experienced router user. 👍Β 

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