The start of another project... replacing the rosewood fretboard with a maple one on this LP Custom. I have a nice piece of maple that I'm going to radius, add block inlays, bind, etc., and hopefully with minimal touchup required. I didn't really show too much detail on the R8 fretboard replacement, so I'll provide more in this thread. First I removed the frets. I use an X-Acto knife to remove the lacquer on the binding and then to score the area between the binding and the wood of the neck. This will help ensure that the binding doesn't pull away any of the finish on the neck when it's removed. Otherwise, the job will look sloppy. Clean up any residual binding so that it doesn't melt when steaming the fretboard. Nice clean line! I put a wet towel over the fretboard and rest an clothes iron on top. The iron is set to high (with steam). I let it rest there for five minutes or so and then start to slide a scrapper in between the fretboard and the neck wood. Keep moving the iron down the neck and working the scrapper along. Work slowly so you get the board removed cleanly. Lovely. Now, I'll go to work on making the new maple board.