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a short demo on cutting frets with a scroll saw

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Comment by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes on February 15, 2011 at 5:33pm
randy, your more than welcome.. I have some bad bad hand and arm issues of my own, and the traditional method just was to tough on me.. so necessity being the mother of invention!!  here we are!!
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on February 15, 2011 at 4:19pm

Yep made a believer out of me..I`ll never go back to the old way. Besides with me injured right hand it`s hard for me to hold the old fret saw and get a nice fret slot. This scroll saw method is awesome ...Thanks Darren !!!

Comment by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes on February 15, 2011 at 3:27pm

roots... I know what you mean, I have contemplated selling my hand fret saw, but it still get the occasional dust off

Rodney... it really does a quick easy job of it!! you'll be amazed!!

old lowe... yep blade depth is a great thing, you can do this on auto pilot after a few!!


I must admit I do the vast majority of mine with a table saw blade these days, I will set up and slot 50-60 fretboards in a day, then I am set for about a month, then I set up and do it again, but for the kits I sell I do all those slots right on the neck with this method!! 

Comment by steve "roots" howard on February 15, 2011 at 12:54am
I've done about 40 fretboards with scroll saw method. I'm still usin the same blade. Don't know where my expensive stew-mac hand fret saw is. Don't matter I don't use it anymore. I can do a whole fretboard, fret wire included in about 10 minutes using this method. No more sore elbows.
Comment by rodney fruits on February 15, 2011 at 12:35am
I gots to try that, seems like it should work just fine.   Thanks for postin this.
Comment by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes on February 14, 2011 at 10:59pm
life changing!! that's cool
Comment by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes on February 14, 2011 at 4:25pm

Thanks guys,

 ted.. no problem,  I am suprised how many people are afraid of fretting, and how many tales I hear of folks takin the long way around the block... because they don't know just how easy it is!! 

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 14, 2011 at 1:36pm
Thanks Darren!  You can't believe how many times I've had to search YouTube to find this and link it for someone here.
Comment by Gene on February 14, 2011 at 1:18pm

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