Pin template

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While the fret board is still square,the fret slots are laid out and cut.

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The slots are recut to a stopped depth and checked with a sample fret wire.

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Then a template is laid out to match the neck.

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A wood dowel is drilled through the template into the neck.

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A second dowel is drilled in and the template is shaped to the neck.

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Next  the templet is used to drill a pin hole to about 1/16th of an inch.

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Now the pins match both the neck and the fret board.

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 The fret board can now be shaped to fit the neck.

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The fret board trimmed and sanded.

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Next inlay the fret wire.



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