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Filling Fingerboard Cracks and Divots

Getting close to the end of the saga on the little Gretsch soprano ukulele.  The gluing-down of the fingerboard extension went very well.

The joins are only visible from about a foot away.  And the width of the fret slot looks good.

I have this slow-setting black epoxy I'm going to use to fill the joints in the fingerboard.  From what I read, this works pretty well.  We shall see.

In addition to the joints that need to be filled, I'm also going to fill these dings in the fretboard as well.

These were caused by some doofus not being careful when clamping the neck into a vise.  I wonder who that could have been?

I was sick when I saw these.  And guess what?  There's a matching set on the back of the neck!  Oh joy.

The joints and divots are now filled.  After the epoxy dries, I'll scrape off the excess and hopefully level the fill(s).  Note that I wrote "hopefully."

And I need to figure out what to do with the divots on the back of the neck as well. 

 
 
 
 

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  • Sven Nyström said...
    January 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM
    Very nice work on that old uke. Your patience is impressive. Maybe you could steam the dents in the back of the neck? Put some damp paper, folded a few times, on the dents and then gently heat it with an iron or a soldering iron or what have you.

    But read on frets.com before you listen to me...

    Sven

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