If you've read m other post I need to make a double sided finger board at
least 25" long. In this case it means a ton of cuts. I was wondering if
anyone had any ideas for evenly spacing all of the cuts quickly?
Actually on a guitar fingerboard the spaces are not equal in any way
except depth. Also there is a crown on the visible face of the fret
board. I would suggest you hit Stewart-MacDonald's web site at
http://www.stewmac.com and look at buying a fret board template
and their fret cutting table saw blade.
Their instructions are very good. There are quiet a few online tools
buried throughout the site.
> If you've read m other post I need to make a double sided finger
> least 25" long. In this case it means a ton of cuts. I was
> anyone had any ideas for evenly spacing all of the cuts quickly?
You could make an indexing fence using a couple of 3/8-16 pieces of
threaded rod, some nuts and a couple of pieces of wood.
One piece of wood is clamped to saw table to serve as a fixed fence.
2nd piece of wood is about 12" long and parallel to long piece.
The two pieces of wood are connected together with the threaded rods
with the wood having thru holes, using nuts to lock in place.
Since threaded rod has 16 threads/inch, one revolution of nut = 1/16".
Now have the means to index the smaller wooden piece as req'd to make
equally spaced cuts.
Small, shopmade miter box and an 0.002" "Blitz" aka Eberle model
railroader's backsaw. Lay out all fret slots relative to the nut. The
compass trick where you swing arcs from the frets is nearly impossible
to pull off accurately due to accumulated error.
Send the wife and kids out to a movie, and consider decaf. You
want to get into a deep Zen theta state with no distractions.
Look at the TS miter jigs made for doing finger joints. You could setup
something similar with an index pin. After you make the first cut you
move it over the index pin, then rinse and repeat.
Look at the TS miter jigs made for doing finger joints or box joints.
They use a little pin that fits into the last cut. You could setup
something similar with a slanted index pin. After you make the first
cut you move it over the index pin, then rinse and repeat.
Why wouldn't making the cuts on each end, moving the fence and then making
the next cuts be fast enough? The secret to making evenly spaced cuts is to
move the fence by the same amount each time. Not much of a secret, huh? Oh
well - if it was a secret I wouldn't have been able to tell you.
Would someone please explain to me what the OP means by "finger board"? He
said, at the beginning of this thread, about seeing his other thread. Well,
I didn't see it and have no idea. If he is, as some have implied, making a
fingerboard for a stringed instrument, half of these replies are useless
information (for this project). Stringed instrument fingerboards are NOT
I believe he means a featherboard, to hold material in alignment as it
passes through a sander or some such. His previous post actually calls
it a featherboard instead of a finger board. I too have my moments.
That's what I originally thought with my replies. If that's the case, then
I would stand by my suggestion earlier posted. Reading through other
replies I thought I had goofed up and that the OP was talking about finger
joints. I saw the posts about fret spacing and just assumed those posters
misunderstood the OP.
Oye - this one is taking too much work.
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