I took a small "vacation" from building while I got up to speed with this new band I'm in. We had our first gig Saturday night, which went quite well. Pics and video here. I think the videos are on the next page. Anyway, I bought this Ovation Acoustic Bass guitar a while back from Reverb. Ovation bass by mapleglo posted May 23, 2018 at 11:40 AM The fretboard was separated at the nut to about the 5th fret, and the back is cracked by the cover. I got it very cheap, thinking I could do some repairs and bring it back to life. First thing I did was remove the existing fretboard. Fretboard Off by mapleglo posted May 23, 2018 at 11:40 AM I tried to take it off in one piece, but that was a dismal failure. Fortunately, the neck was still intact. I had a nice piece of figured maple, which I made into a new fretboard, and positioned it with registration pins. Fretboard by mapleglo posted May 23, 2018 at 11:41 AM Then I rough cut it into shape. Fretboard Shaped by mapleglo posted May 23, 2018 at 11:41 AM It's still a bit oversized. I'm trying to determine my next steps, and the process. I wish I could take off the neck, but it appears to be a set neck, and I am not confident I can remove it well enough to be able to reinstall it. So I'm thinking that I'll sand the fretboard to fit, sand a radius, fret it, then glue it on. Or, sand it to fit, glue it on, and then do the radius and fretwork. Suggestions and recommendations are welcome.