Fixing Strat Neck Marker dots with a Chopstick

This Strat neck is ready for a full refret, but first we need to fix one of the dot markers on the 12th fret.

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Looks to have had a bad repair in the past, and the plastic has perished.

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The dot markers measure 6mm diameter.

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This old chop stick should do the job and it’s nearly the right size, but it square.

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Let’s put this in the drill and run it through some sandpaper.

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Only takes a minute or two.

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Reading 6mm on the micrometer.

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Let’s flatten the end of on the circular sander.

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6mm drill to take out what remains of the old marker.

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Nice clean hole here.

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Hacksaw the end off 2 or 3mm.

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Drop of glue.

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Leave to set.

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Sand flat along the fingerboard.

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New fret marker.

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