Gluing the Fingerboard
|A high-tech glue pot? No... a Euro-Mr. Coffee. Note that hot glue is in small jar in the larger pot, and I have a thermometer at the ready to make sure the hot glue is hot.|
|Per the Stewmac instructions, cover the trussrod
with masking tape prior to gluing. Once the glue is on, rip the tape off and place
the fingerboard in place.
Note: This is why alignment pegs are so important to properly align the neck and fingerboard. If you try to do this freehand it will be very, very difficult.
|The fingerboard, glued to the neck blank.
Lots of clamps, and a radius block to ensure plenty of pressure.
Take the time to wipe the glue off the edges here -- it will save you a lot of time later.