Here is an Honduran Rosewood fretboard just sitting unglued on the neck to show you where it goes. I must trim it down to the proper width at the nut. I will leave it exactly two inches at the other end. I am going to make this 1 1/2 inches at the nut. I am finding broad acceptance among my customers that the wider fingerboard is easier to play.
This special sled was made expressly to make angled cuts. I clamp the fretboard in at an angle. The saw cuts it straight
Resulting in a nicely tapered side. Now for the other side
Now that it is tapered I will mark off the little design angle I like to put in these ukes using a pre cut and many times used little template.
Off we go to the band saw, What an invaluable tool a bandsaw is in a luthier's workshop.
It takes but a second to make the cut, and then to the sander for a little smooth-up
Looking good. Now all I need to do is put in the frets and glue it on. That will come after Thanksgiving.
I Wish You a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the joy of music.