Fret-to-fretboard Jig

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Fret-to-fretboard Jig

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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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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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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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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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Nicely done.
Best of luck with this project!
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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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I like it!
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I like the idea for a fanned fret layout.
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This is great! I guess I'm just one of many Fly owners living in dread of the day frets start falling off my guitar :(
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Thank @David McCarroll; we’re excited to begin tests with this.

Will keep everyone posted!
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Great design!

I just listened to the Ken Parker talk where he explained that the frets have grooves on the back so they'll grip the glue better and not move around.
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Nevermind I think I answered my own question lol Carry on!
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