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Guitar re-fret

Another step completed on Jimmy's guitar today. I got all the fretwork done.

The fretboard has been levelled, then the frets inserted, glued, levelled, dressed and polished. Its a long job, and it's tiring, but look at those nice frets!

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ottawa guitar refret 1 Here I was levelling the fingerboard. Wood moves over time and it's a good thing to make everything strait again.

ottawa guitar refret 2 Once the fingerboard has been levelled and the slots cleaned, I can begin inserting and glueing in the frets.

ottawa guitar refret 3 20 frets. all hammered in and glued with super glue, one by one.