Acrylic Fretboard - wood cracking

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Acrylic Fretboard - wood cracking

Postby darryl louis » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:25 pm

Hello out there, so basically my friend was doing an acrylic fretboard with led insides, but the problem is that cracks start showing up on the wood and then breaks into pieces it is removed. Does someone have a solution for that?
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Re: Acrylic Fretboard - wood cracking

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:47 pm

Wa??!? Pictures please
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Re: Acrylic Fretboard - wood cracking

Postby Eric Baack » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:10 pm

Into the wood of the neck?

use polycarbonate instead of acrylic maybe. not so shatter and crack prone
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Re: Acrylic Fretboard - wood cracking

Postby David King » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:25 pm

There is cast acrylic which is pretty good and there is extruded acrylic which is mostly terrible.
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