Fret-to-fretboard Jig

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Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by vjmanzo » Sat May 11, 2019 12:13 pm

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Status: in development

Earlier prototype concept:
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Original fretboard modeled, jumbo frets modeled, 10-13" conical form modeled.

More information forthcoming. Currently being prototype with @nnsarachick
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by billy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Cool! this actually looks a lot like the fixture they had at usm. Need a few more details to offer constructive comments, but cool stuff!
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by vjmanzo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:33 am

Thanks, @billy! We’re excited about this one! My main hope, now, is that we can devise a workflow for fret/fretboard repair and, also, if we can get this down, we can look at ways to replace damaged truss systems and then put a similar fretboard back in place!

The removeable “tray” part does introduce some potential to explore multiscale/fanned fret options in addition to the 24-fret and 22-fret options!
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by vjmanzo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:58 am

Just a quick update:

We've refined our model for this fixture, and will machine it/begin tests in the coming months. The immediate goal is to produce a fretboard that looks like this:
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Nitefly-spaced fretboard (fiberglass on carbon fiber) with stainless steel frets.

More soon!
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by Barry » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:39 pm

Nicely done.
Best of luck with this project!
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by vjmanzo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 pm

Thanks, Barry! The ultimate goal is to be able to refret or replace fingerboards that are lifting or have lifting/lost frets!
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by jb63 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:51 pm

I like it!
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Re: Fret-to-fretboard Jig

Post by Mr303 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:46 am

I like the idea for a fanned fret layout.
Onward!

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