"The old school method of setting up at the nut is to put your finger down between the second and third strings. Then if you can slide a cigarete paper between the string and the first fret the nut is at the perfect height.
Here is my take on…"
"The problem is probably either a saw that is too wide or wood that is too soft. I have rescued the odd misscut fret by back filling with superglue and sanding dust and recutting.
I use a standard dovetail saw but have used hack saw blades. If the…"
"The action on most commercially made ones I have seen has been rather high. I have not seen one with decent acoustic volume.
I put about 3mm action at the nut and 6 or 7mm at the 12th on the one I made."
"I have made a few dozen so far and sharpened the kiwi one once using a little diamond paddle thing. It takes a small amount of practice and a little bit of care on wonky grain but is the bees knees for what I use it for. Kitchenware area of the…"