Blog #10: Putting on the Fingerboard

Blog #10:  Greetings!  Putting on the fingerboard  in the workshop.  I have a three step process that I feel makes for excellent action: Step 1:  Flatten the neck where the fingerboard will be glued. Step 2:  Glue fingerboard on without fret or binding and then flatten again. Step 3:  Put binding and frets in and flatten one more time. This three step process ensures great action, no fret buzz, and no fingerboard extention dip.  Playability and intonation play a very large part in having an excellent mandolin.  Until next time, Marty
Inserting truss rod

Inserting truss rod

Clamping on fingerboard

Clamping on fingerboard

 

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