I purchased a '98 Fotress One 5-String secondhand off eBay, and it had a terrible wolf/buzz around the 9th fret that I couldn't stand, but for the price I decided to work around it. No amount of action tweaking seemed to rectify the situation, and since I always wanted a fretless, I decided to take a soldering iron to the buggers and adjust the truss rod once defretted. When I loosened the already worn screws and removed the neck it began snowing wenge. The nut also fell off, icing! Aggrevated, I proceded to remove all of the frets, and in sanding took off a nice chunk of the fingerboard on the G side ~12th fret (Nothing enough boat epoxy can't fix). When I was putting the next back on, I noticed one of the screws was spinning. Removed the neck, drilled out the one thread 1/4", filled it with dowel, sanded it down, and it looked pretty nice. I tightened all the screws, everything seemed fine, until I put strings back on and began tensioning it. You all know the sound. So at this point I am pretty fed up. I know all I should have to do it pull it off again, drill out the other three holes, plug 'em, and adjust the truss rod; but the more I look at the fretboard the uglier it gets. Is what I'd really like to do is get a nice replacement neck, but after searching I found that isn't an option. A new fretboard and a new nut is about all I can really do. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get this project started?