Ziricote soft spots/holes

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  1. J_Mac

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    I wanted the to keep the white wood under the low string, but when I started radiusing several soft spots appeared. I had to dremel them out like a dentist :lol: which left holes that needed epoxy. I guess this is a well known fact but a bit of a bummer as it’s not quite the look I was after.
     
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    you could have mixed the wood dust with epoxy, that prob would have made it blend into the board a bit more.
     
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    Stop fussing , it'll look fine.
     
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    Good idea dude, I’m happy with the epoxy as it is, just in hindsight I would have cut the white wood off and used all the brown.
     
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    How does it look after you've sanded the epoxy down?
     
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    Nearly finished, I’ll post the pics this evening ;)
     
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    Looks decent to me. Quite like the transparent thing. Notice the rather irritating new spot in the middle of the large patch :rolleyes: time for a bit more dentistry...
     
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    it could always be worse.
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    looks great dude. Nicely salvaged.
     
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    LMFAO

    I'm Brian, and so's my wife.
     
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    Looks great to me!
     
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    Looks awesome to me, nice work!
     
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    Yeah, don't worry. It'll look fine when it's done. Maybe use the dust trick next time.

    Did you get that blank from FGW, mate? I just picked one up last week and it looks like it came from the same tree :)
     
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    I think i've expoxied practically ziricote board i've ever used. The spots on the fretboard that you're showing just look like ziricote grain :)
     
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    Frets in with a hammer and polished with a dremel, no epoxy cracks. Winner.
     
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    Some nice beauty marks is all :)
     
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    WOW that came out beautiful. Lovely frets.
     

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