- Took off the clamps and wood holding down the frets on the fret board. Unfortunately they didn’t hold in place and all but the 1st fret had to be removed to start again.
- Sanded back the fret board and reglued one fret after leaving the sanding grit in the fret channel to see if it would hold. Left for 2 hours to dry.
- Came back after 2 hours and fret still hadn’t stuck
- Got an off-cut of fret board and sanded enough powder to make a ‘gap-filler’ paste and spread over the side of the fret that needed re-bedding and put on excess glue on frets and re-inserted.
- Clamped both sides of fret board and left till next week
Started on making bridge
- Cut to 150mm wide
- Ran through belt sander till 12mm thick
- Michael started making up jig to put into to cut slot and holes
- Drilled hole into neck block with Forstner bit (15mm) so that truss rod can be accessed through sound hole and top brace
- Cut piece of pine to width of truss rod channel
- Set truss rod in place and held in with Silicone
- Glued pine cover into slot
- Clamped with wood over pine cover, but when tightening clamps the back of the neck split along the grain
Michael glued the split and we clamped for next week