" Project Birch"

crazydave911

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crazydave911

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Got it glued 😀

And now the hard part, I generally trim the fretboard with my 3" scrub plane which also meant sharpening it 🙄. It was great with rosewood but I knew this wouldn't be easy. In my early days I ripped all my fretboards using dad's table saw. Being mostly acoustic (and flat) I seldom over 3/16" if that. But as we know all stock these days comes 1/4" or more. That was initially quite an adjustment for me but seeing as most were radiused it made sense. Except maple, heck oak trims easier 🤔. Setting the blade in these little Sheffield blades takes me about 30 minutes, heck the sharpening takes 10 minutes tops. Oh well
 

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hopdybob

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Got it glued 😀

And now the hard part, I generally trim the fretboard with my 3" scrub plane which also meant sharpening it 🙄. It was great with rosewood but I knew this wouldn't be easy. In my early days I ripped all my fretboards using dad's table saw. Being mostly acoustic (and flat) I seldom over 3/16" if that. But as we know all stock these days comes 1/4" or more. That was initially quite an adjustment for me but seeing as most were radiused it made sense. Except maple, heck oak trims easier 🤔. Setting the blade in these little Sheffield blades takes me about 30 minutes, heck the sharpening takes 10 minutes tops. Oh well
i very very like this fretboard.
 

crazydave911

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I tend to like maple on an oak neck and oak fretboards on a mahogany neck. Wouldn't seem to go together but somehow they do 😉
 

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I tend to like maple on an oak neck and oak fretboards on a mahogany neck. Wouldn't seem to go together but somehow they do 😉
thinking out of the box is a good thing.
i once made a little guitar with a pine back from an old bed, and pieces oak top from massive parquet.
why not ;-)
 




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