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Table saw shooting board for fret slots and flexible cauls

Issue 179 December 06, 2012

From Dan Erlewine's shop
A make-it-yourself solution for fast, accurate 90 degree cuts on your table saw. Also a cool tip on making bendy, flexible cauls that follow the shapes on a guitar.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets Video:
  • checkmarkThe solution to cutting repeatable 90° angles
  • checkmarkCutting fret slots with a pin-register template
  • checkmarkMaking flexible wood cauls that fit curves
  • checkmarkMaking custom kerfing (lining strips)
Problem-solving products for this kind of work:
Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade
Cut fret slots fast and accurate using your table-saw or radial-arm saw.
Dual Fret Scale Templates
Get accurately spaced fret slots when used with table saw or miter box.
Unslotted Fingerboard for Guitar
Non-radiused, non-tapered blanks.
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Stewart-MacDonald Fretwire
Our industry-standard 18% nickel-silver fretwire, in sizes for any fretted instrument.
The quickest way to properly pre-bend fretwire and prepare it for installation.
OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier
See better, work easier with 2x lens and lights! This flip-up magnifier leaves both your hands free for close-up work.
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