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Cutting Or Routing Ebony Fingerboard


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Hello,

I'm ready to glue the fingerboard on my neck. Should I cut the fingerboard with the bandsaw, and sand it flush with the neck? Or glue it like it is, approx 2.5", and route it close to the neck, and sand it flush.

I also tought about routing it with a thickness routing jig, like the one I used to route my neck to the right thickness (picture).

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I'm sure both methods are good, but I know ebony is pretty hard on blades, so I'm wondering who's gonna suffer the most: bandsaw blade or router bit. I'm also afraid of splintering the board with the router. Can that happen, even with very thin router passes? That would be bad. I never worked with ebony before.

Thanks,

David

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