This Honduran Rosewood fretboard has its fret slots, been sawn to the desired taper and shape, received its Paua Abalone dots and now it will receive its 12 foot radius. This is done with the sanding block with a concave 2 foot radius built into it.
It is held in place with a couple of strips of double backed tape. The sanding has begun and the edges of the fretboard are beginning the taper. The dots were standing a little proud and are being touched by the sanding block.
Now we are almost finished. The Yin/Yang is flush, the radius is visible across the width of the board.
Now all but two of the gold Evo frets have been installed. Those last two will be tapped in after the fretboard is glued to the neck. They are left out so a locating brad can be tapped into the tiny hole I have drilled into the empty slots. The ends will be trimmed after the glue sets up.
The next task is the toe plate. I have cut pieces of thin ebony and maple veneer to provide a "white/black" purfling line between the neck and the toe plate. The toe plate is made of the same wood as the fretboard. The pieces will be glued one on top of the other in the order shown.