Now we're getting to the fun stuff on this project. By 'fun,' I mean the small touches that show some attention to detail. I like doing these things because they turn an annoying detail into something good.
If you know what I mean.
Here we have some of the dreaded divots-in-the-fingerboard. (No, that's not a small village in the Cotswolds). It still amazes me that people with long fingernails can fret a guitar, and it's even more amazing that they will put impressions into a hardwood such as ebony.
These aren't the worst I've ever seen - that honor goes to my old, pre-war Martin ukulele.
But back to the divot repair.
Then I pry the loose fibers from the cuts a bit.
You probably see where this is going.
You may see some other marks that look like divots. Those are just dirt marks - I'll clean them up after I level and crown the frets.
Then drop some CA on each fill. I used a paint/glue dropper - and it was a little messy. I would like to use thinner CA, but I'm not sure I can get thin black CA.
Whatever, this will work fine.
After the CA is dry (I let it harden overnight), I'll scrape the fills level and then sand them.