Dot 5mm Abalone
Design your pattern on the fretboard.
Most commonly positions are at the center or aligned left in the positions 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24 with double dots on the 12 & 24.
Mark your position with a pointer and drill a hole with the required diameter and apr.. 1.5-2mm deep.
I usually drill the holes, than radius my fretboard and recheck the depth of the holes before putting in the dots.
Put a good drop of medium instant glue in the hole and put your inlay dot in place applying some pressure.
Be careful not to glue your fingers together, we've all been there! Some debonder might be handy to have within a hand's reach
Find out more about working with inlays in our how-to's about Bindings & Inlays.
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