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Fret Groove Cutting Jig for Cigar Box Guitars

This is a very basic jig I made for my cbg builds. It may be too primitive for some builders but it works for me.

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Comment by Wade on December 24, 2010 at 8:43pm

Neat little jig, Brian. I made a similar one for finding the center of the fretboard for my markers - all you got to do is drill a little hole dead center on your jig and you got a multi purpose tool! Thanks for sharing.

 

Wade

Comment by Nancy Barnes on December 23, 2010 at 1:06am
I like that jig.  I've been using the same saw with a little alum. mitre box which limits location to the edge of a table and it is hard to see down in there so a jig like yours would work much better.   (I also use that wfret but instead of transferring the lines with a pencil, I just tape it on the fret board and slice right down the lines.)  Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Comment by Diamondback Guitar Shop on December 23, 2010 at 12:28am
Just what I've been looking for! Great idea!
Comment by rodney fruits on December 21, 2010 at 8:34pm
Very good!  alot of usefull, simple information here.
Comment by Brian Parks on December 21, 2010 at 2:35pm

Ha.. ok ok.. I'll get that fret chart... hehe.. dang.

Comment by JoJo on December 21, 2010 at 10:12am

Very Good Brian....I think that is amazing, and so simple.  Listen to Randy...lol and buy that fret chart from Musicmakers....you will never be sorry.    http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=...

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on December 21, 2010 at 8:29am

Hey Cool Brian, For myself I have a fretting chart I got from Musicmakers..[best 13 bucks I ever spent] it`s a large paper chart 2'x3' and has fret scales from 13" to 31" in 1/2 measurements. Plus it also has broken lines for dulci fretting. You just copy the fret marks off the chart right onto the fretboard. It`s dead on...I`ve turned this chart onto alot of builders.

Comment by Dave K. on December 21, 2010 at 7:56am

eh, taper the neck after slotting, and it'd be okay. makes layout easier, at any rate. gotta love the HF japanese trim saws!

Comment by Ted Crocker on December 20, 2010 at 11:43pm

I love it - simply genius.

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