Hi there. I’ve been carving out guitar bodies and necks and have now reached the fretboard.
I’ve been doing research and everyone has been using a .024" bit to cut the fret slots. So naturally I did this. .024" end mill, DeWalt 611 speed set to 1, approx 10 ipm, .01 doc. The issue I’m having is it cuts the slot way to wide, even though it’s cutting a simple straight line. To try and correct this, I bought a .020" bit… same thing. The frets just slide in and out and have way too much room. What would be causing this? I even got as small as a .015" bit and the frets still are too small. I even went and found fretwire with the widest tang I could and still no go.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.