Chip Repair

ejendres

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A roasted maple fretboard decided to give me some guff when I was cutting it. I got a lot of chipout along one side. What would you guys use to fix these? I think the bulk of them will sand out but I don't want to go to the trouble getting it all sanded and then have to fix it and sand again LOL

 

Knoby

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Carve out the rest of the edge to match. Extra rolled edge, comfort carve neck. As a last resort, maybe thin binding all round.

This is not a serious suggestion.
 

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Is it to dimension already???
Is a few thousands thinner critical to you being able to play the guitar.....given that you will have finish over the sides in most cases.

I don't want to go to the trouble getting it all sanded and then have to fix it and sand again LOL
Not sure I understand this. If its sanded such that there are no more marks, why is there a need for further fixing?
 

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Its slightly over dimension. Some of the chips are fairly deep into the face of the fretboard (~1/16). Those will not sand out. What I was saying is I'd like to just fill all of them to guarantee I will only need to do it once.


I'm just asking what y'all like for wood fill.
 

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Try fine sanding dust from the waste wood, mixed with slow-setting super glue. Try to find strips of Teflon to tape along the side of the board, so the glue/sawdust mixture will only stick to the wood. Don't use accelerator for the glue, because it may discolor the patch and weaken the glue. This should result in a more or less permanent repair, especially if you are going to install binding.
 


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