I had a few pieces of Honduran Rosewood that were too small for backs or sides so I resawed, and sanded it into Concert sized fretboards. Beautiful stuff that has been acclimating in my shop for years now. Here is how it becomes fretboards
Each piece was cut to the proper length and width and sanded to the desired thickness on the big sander. Then the special slotting blade is put in the table saw and the jig and slotting sled are put in place.
The blank fretboard is attached to the acrylic slot jig with white double backed tape with the index pin on the sled set in the proper slot. The piece is held tight against the sled and passed through the saw blade. Then it is moved to the next slot and fit onto the index pin and another slot is cut. After doing this 14 times, the concert Pinecone fretboard is slotted.
When you get the slotting gear all put together you might as well slot them all. 'ready for the next build'
I have cut the little curve on the band saw. Put small mother of pearl marker dots at the appropriate places, Now I have it taped in the vise and am sanding in the 12 foot radius
Just couldn't resist laying the fretboards and pinecone peg head plates on them to envision the finished instruments. Alan's "Hog" and Bear claw Spruce tenor is in the background just having received yet another application of French Polish.
Here is a little closer look.