building a neck with a ebony fretboard?

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  1. funkymann1

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    any good tutorials on this?
    ive done dozens of maple & rosewood necks but never ebony....i buy my fretboards from stew mac & from what i see i will need to tint the board...my only issue is my technique of building necks is i glue the fretboard after i do the TR channel then trim off the sides then do the markers....every time i see an ebony board installation the markers & trimming are done after the tinting & the fretboard is mounted with everytying trimmed & ready to go....never done it this way...
    in other words i dont see myself being able to tint a board after its glued & markers are on....
     
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    The dye is messy stuff. Gloves, covered table, and anything you don't want black well away from you are all musts.

    Unless you are going for a consistently near black fretboard (which is perfectly understandable) or your piece has too much blond in it, I prefer it natural, with a few wisps of light wood here and there.
     
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