After working on the customer FG-140 neck reset & refret, I'm finally getting back to this. On 11/9/19 I started the neck reset, and never touched it again.
Yesterday I checked the frets, knowing there were some divots. The frets are at full height, never leveled, and the divots aren't bad.
So today I fixed the 2 steam holes at the 15th fret and put the 15th fret back in. Then I taped off the fretboard and sanded the frets level. then filed a bevel on the sides of the frets, crowned the frets, sanded them with 3 grits, and 0000 steel wooled.
A few more pics to go with the post above. I scrapped all the grunge off of the fretboard and steel wooled.
For the past week I've been working on fixing/filling and finish damage around the heel. There was a HUGE lacquer radius at the heel and some of that chipped. AND, I didn't separate the heel cap from the binding. So when I removed the neck that binding was torn from the body. A real mess!! I was able to remove all the pieces and put it back together. It turned out pretty good, not perfect. Oddly, it does look this bad in person!!!
Last nigh I glued the neck on. Tonight I removed the clamps, installed all the old strings, and tuned it to "D". It sounds pretty good!! The action is 5/64" low E & 1/16" high E. About right. The saddle stick out .21" near the low E and .19" near the high E, plenty of room to bring the action down 1/64". I'll let it hang for a few weeks before getting back to it. But, not I have to find a place to hang it...
I plan on replacing the nut, but it's not too bad. It can wait. The whole body need a good polishing.
What's the next project??!!! I promised a couple of people I'd make some nuts & saddles.