Chapter 12
Layout and sawing the fret slots
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Layout and sawing the fret slots, make yourself a template of the fret scale from nut to saddle. Clamp the fret scale to the fingerboard and mark the positions with a sharp pencil remove the template and mark each fret with a sharp knife.Now get a dovetail saw as in the image a Disston dovetail saw is a good saw,the kerf will be too wide,you will have to take a wet stone to the sides of the teeth removing the set until the kerf fits the T section snugly but not tight. If the frets are driven into a tight slot the neck will be forced backwards also the frets will be distorted.