KABOOM...im sorry but i give up...finally! So taking some sage advice ive decided to replace the fretboard. Iwas told that the neck was some exotic wood and would cost about 250 to have an identical copy made. When this was made, it was made to be a unique "fender copy"? So I was told... It was shaped like a 60's fender (nice n junky) but the back was "squashed" similar to a neck you would find on a classical acoustic. So moving on... I took some a advice and decided to replace the fretboard. I used a VERY hot iron with some steam (sounds crazy but the glue melted right off) and cleanly popped the fretboard off! Its sanded and cleaned and I cleaned the gunk off the truss rod and oiled it a bit. Now, Im sitting here with a plain neck and a brand new fretboard and fretwire. The fretboard is a nice piece of ebony...AND THATS ALL I KNOW! Some how i gotta go from the blank to a finished, fretted neck. &$*i@()! Any advice on what order to do it? I was planning to first line up and trace the old fretboard...which is in perfect shape. Then ill cut it with a handheld jig saw (i have no access to a big shop with table top tools band saw table saw table jig saw etc) Then gluin and clampin it to the neck. Next i'll use heavy grit sandpaper to get the edge perfect...then radiusing it. Okay *** does that mean and how do i do it? I know it has to do with the slight curve on the fretboard but im so clueless. It cant be something i can do by eye, so is there a tool or gauge i have to use? Thanks for yalls continued support and i PROMISE you will finally see a finished bass! I have a body and im repainting it. Im gonna sand it, use a normal primer, sand it again, then hang it out back on some non humid day which we dont ever have here in Houston. Im using an auto grade spray on i picked up a pep boys. I heard that, if I applied this EXACTLY as the directions say, i should get professional quality results. Just to harden it up i got some clear gloss laquer from lowes. Am i doing this the right way or is my plan flawed? AGAIN?!??!?! Thanks again!