Before gluing the neck in on this one I need to finish as much as I can on it. So time to fret.
Cleaning out the frets after radiusing is a pain. Usually I use an exacto and the shop vac. Then I follow up with 90psi of compressed air. Wear a mask...
Check to see how true it is.
I follow the path of the strings as I check the straightness of the sanded board.
My latest trick. I make sanding blocks from MDF and use spray adhesive to attach 220 wet/dry paper to them. When the paper wears out I throw them away. Better than spending several hours pealing paper off hardwood blocks with lacquer thinner.
Checking the depth of the slots.
Some side dots then polish the board.
After I cut all the fret wire to fit I realized I forgot to camfer the slots. So I had to pick each fret up individually
Laying out the tuners.
Looking at the tuners and the weight of the headstock I decided to thin it rather than just recess the tuners. Of course I taper my heeadstocks so I use the neck monster and a slightly tapered plate under the headstock to do this. I know seems like a lot of work but it is just how I do things.
After roughing it in I use a grinding disk to put a nice concave to the headstock near the volute that continues to a flat surface were the tuners go. A little scraping and DA action and it is ready. I may reduce more weight from the headstock later so stay tuned.
Tuners laid out.
Taping up to glue the neck in. Glad the weather is cooperating.