I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned it here before (and I’m too lazy to do a search), but I have an old, very worn fender strat style guitar neck. It’s finish is pretty much worn away by the original owner. The rosewood fretboard has a few dents. The frets have some gouges and scratches in them from where ever it was stored without strings.
My friend, KC (the father in the father/son duo in my class), has been kind enough to try to sweat out the dents in the fretboard. He said it didn’t work (“Rosewood is hard!”), but used a different method to get the dents out.
Sorry I didn’t think to take any before and after pictures. You’ll just have to imagine what a nice job KC did!
Next step? Get up the courage to follow damacleod’s example to route pick ups, controls, and neck pocket in my tele body blank!