I HAVE NOT YET decided which fretboards to use on which of the tenors so I thought I would just make up a bunch of different ones and see if the decision gets easier. So here is the process. First I saw each potential fretboard to a 2 inch width and sand it down on the thickness sander to what thickness appeals to me. Then it is time for cutting the fret slots into the wood. So lets set up the slot cutter
The plastic indexing guide is attached to a fretboard blank with double backed tape and the fretboard is carefully attached with the its fret or nut end up against the saw blade and it's length firmly against the wall of the sled. A bronze pin on the sled fits into each of the gude slots (the slots cannot be seen in the dark shadow of the sled wall). The guide and attached fretboard are passed over the saw blade each time the board is moved up a notch.
Now you can see the bronze indexing pin inserted into one of the notches of the guide. each notch positions the fretboard for another pass over the special thin saw blade.
And here are the resultant choices. from the bottom, Honduran Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Lacewood, Pacific Yew, and on the uke, Ebony. I have several more ebony and rosewood to saw in this session, Once I get set up to do this it makes sense to make a few extras. They will save time on some future project.