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Hms
01-19-2017, 12:05 AM
Thought you may be interested in this build of a Fret Mitering Jig I found on the internet.
It's for a guitar, but I'm sure it could be scaled down by someone like Timbuck!

https://gordsgarage.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/no-strings-attached/

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Vespa Bob
01-19-2017, 05:06 AM
I have only one word - UNBELIEVABLE!

Bob

Timbuck
01-19-2017, 10:01 AM
I've tried that type jig...It's way too slow for me :(...so I made this set set up.:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzsigK0nIzs I've got one for all sizes I use.

DPO
01-19-2017, 12:16 PM
I've tried that type jig...It's way too slow for me :(...so I made this set set up.:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzsigK0nIzs I've got one for all sizes I use.

Great jig Ken simple and efficient.

Titchtheclown
01-19-2017, 03:21 PM
My problem, if you can call it a problem, is that I made my fret slotting jig as a test of concept using scrap wood and MDF. The MDF started to wobble so I screwed on a bit of 2by4 to the bottom and it fits nicely into the vice making it really solid and works really well. This cobbled together piece of rubish I use with a dovetail saw using the no light seen under blade as a depth guide. I have now done over 50 fret boards with this setup which looks more like a piece of junk than a useful jig. My defence is that if it looks stupid but it works then it ain't stupid. I have to promise myself that I will take more care with making jigs in the future.

The design is ultra simple.
Three bits of wood in a U shape
Make a square cut kind of close to the end not all the way through, just deep enough into the bottom to stick in an indexing blade. I used a bit of snap off razor cutter.
To cut the fretboard you need an original which you stick to the bottom of the new fretboard. When the bottom fretboard is seated on the index blade the cut on top duplicates the correct position. Depth as I said is right when no light shows under the saw blade.

Timbuck
01-19-2017, 09:41 PM
Great jig Ken simple and efficient.
The added bonus with this set up is that it can slot fretboards that are already glued to the neck...or necks without fretboards. :)

DPO
01-19-2017, 10:13 PM
The added bonus with this set up is that it can slot fretboards that are already glued to the neck...or necks without fretboards. :)

Sounds good, I might have to have a closer look at the video and see if I can figure it out enough to build one.