July 26, 2015
For the Guitar for Vets, we used Larry's chopstick and pencil sharpener method for making the side dots.
Larry's shop in Wirtz, VA
Meeting highlights: Radius a fretboard, position markers, Uke kit, Monkeypod, CBG and more...
Fret Slots and Radiusing the Bookbag Santa Fretboard
Before the meeting, Larry cut the fret slots. Then the fretboard is ready to be radiused.
Procedure goes like this: Align the fretboard on the jig, set the router bit depth for the initial pass, adjust the depth for each additional pass, clean it up with some sandpaper.
We cut maple plugs with a plug cutter on the drill press, freed them with the bandsaw, and installed them on the fretboards.
Bolt on Neck - Two Methods for the Neck Tenon
For the Guitar for Vets, we're using bolts and cross dowel nuts. For the Bookbag Santa guitar, bolts and threaded inserts.