May 17, 2008

Today I will finish trimming up the frets, filing down the fret ends flush with the fretboard, and bevelling the fret ends.  Even though the neck is pretty straight and most of the frets are straight along the neck length, I will do a tiny bit of fret levelling with a mill file.

Once that is complete, I will begin the finish process:  clean, clean, clean, sand, scrape, sand, sand, sand, clean.

The topic “nut” refers to the bone nut between the headstock and the end of the fretboard.  I’m using a preshaped bone nut which has a bevel on the bottom whereas my channel is flat.  I inserted and glued a small piece of mahogany to bring the channel up flush with the nut.