Anyone made a rig board?

markyboy

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Has anyone made a rig board similar to the one Matty Dawes uses in his videos? If so, any tips/improvements over the one he has made? Was thinking of varnishing after I had marked it out to prevent it fading.
 

The Landlord

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I made the same one & it's been a godsend. Never thought about varnishing it but that's not a bad idea. I haven't bothered marking it in all sorts of measurements though....just a 4 inch & 6 inch mark for my hooklengths.
 

mickthechippy

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mines made out of half inch ply, 12 inches wide by 8 foot long

Scratch cut grooves by setting the chopsaw to trench out a 2mm deep cut at the required spacings, then drilled and fitted with 3/8th dowel pegs on those lines, glued into holes

used white emulsion in the grooves and blackboard paint for all the rest

dont half make it easier than trying to guess line length for rigs, being as I mainly tie long top 4 rigs

even toyed with the idea of housing out rebates for shot-stotz pots and olivettes
 
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