dry pond wood works Posted February 13, 2008 Report Share Posted February 13, 2008 I am totally new to this, but I am an experience woodworker and boatbuilder. My son wants to build a solid body elec. guitar, so I have begun reading up...already I have some questions. --I noticed that people tend to taper the fretboard then using a centerline, cut the fret kerfs. Wouldn't it be easier to cut the fret kerfs while the board is still square and then just taper it? I noticed that Stewmac sells a small table saw blade for cutting the slots, so I would assume that someone is doing it this way. --With regard to necks, has anyone ever just laminated a neck with horizontal veneers and just laminated the curve of the "machine head" right into the neck as one piece instead of glueing it on later? I have access to a vacuume press and we do this kind of thing all the time. It would be very strong and would probably look cool as well. I was even thinking of putting a layer of unidirectional carbon fiber between some of the outer laminations to give it real ridigity against the strings...like a built in truss rod. As I said, I am new to this whole thing so maybe this has all been done. I love the web sitel Allan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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