Fretboard radius router jig
With this handy router jig, you can have the perfect radius in the fretboard of your guitar or bass in the shortest time.
The jig consists of a sturdy 1cm thick basis of transparant plexiglass allowing optimum view on your work. The basis is equipt with mounting positions that has a heart distance of 5.4 x 4.5cm and 7.6 x 6.75cm for most routers, such as a Makita or Bosch Colt / GKF 600. The plexiglass also enables you to drill extra holes if necessary to fit your router.
Against each side of the basis, you can mount the radius plates with the supplied bolts.
Our radius plates come standard with two radii, which makes it efficient and compact for storage. With this jig you select the radius plate of your choice!
The plates are also available separately so that it is easy to extend this jig.
As we are all handy boys - and girls - we have made a building plan for you to create the base for mounting your fretboard and with rails for guiding and sliding the Radius jig.
Build the basis with side rails following this building plan.
Position your fretboard in the center and secure with double-sided sticky tape.
Place the sides of the jig with the desired radius facing down on the jig. Mount your router on the plexiglass base. Use a router bit that is long enough and has a flat bottom. Set the height of the router bit. Do not remove too much material in one go. If you have a thick fretboard and watnt to remove more material, than it is better to do this in 2 steps.
Place the jig with the rius sides on the side rails of your base so that the radius can slide over the rails.
For routing, make passes over the length of the fretboard and move the router with each pass slightly further by using the arc of the jig till you have the complete fretboard routed.
Finalise by fine sanding with a matching radius block.
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