HELLLLLLLLLLLLP!!

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  1. Flynman

    Flynman Senior Member

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    So i was pressing the frets into this Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard and it went in on an angle and messed up the slot. it is to wide now. I used the fret tang tool to expand the tang but its still loose....Should i make a thin shim and glue into slot and re-saw? What kind of glue or epoxy should i use to make sure it stays in thre?? UUUGGHH FretB.jpg FretB2.jpg
     

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    pshupe Senior Member

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    CA glue and clamp. CA glue wicks right into the wood and sets up nice. It also sands off quite easily.

    I put thin tang fret wire in a wider slot and clamped and ran CA glue in the end. You can’t do that with the binding but it should work fine. Maybe a medium / thicker CA glue to fill the gap.

    Also CA should release with heat if you need to take it out down the road.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    What Peter said.
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    flood the slot with thin CA, after it cures recut the slot with your fret saw. Now the tangs will have some real purchase.
     
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    Flynman Senior Member

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    Ok FreddyG PShupe I cleaned up the slot and made sure i had enough depth...Then i flooded the slot to the top with #20 CA glue. Then cut the fret to size and used the Fret tang crimper to expand the tangs slightly and pressed it in. Seems like it grabbed! I will let it sit for several hours before going any further. Thanks for the Replies!!

    Thank you,
    Keith R
     

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