I found this on the internet and thought I'd share it for an idea for a nut/zero fret.

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I've been using something like this

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How is the nut attached or is it free floating, held in place by string pressure? Not the fret, the bone.

I usually just use a bit of epoxy between the nut and neck to stabilize it.

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Hi, on some acoustic guitars I built in the 1980's I used this idea.

i made the bone nut blank extra wide put a saw cut down its length and on one side of the cut I shaped the nut and and slotted it, on the other side I shaped the zero fret. Nut and fret all in one piece. 

I thought it a was good idea so as to be different, but too labour intensive.

Taff

Sounds like a good solution, Taffy, but it does sound like a lot of labor.
So many ways to skin that cat......

i'm digging it. how do you know what size fret to use? swap them out? i used to use finishing nails, slide one in, if too large or small, slide a different one in.

Use the jumbo(large fret) it's used pretty much allot the time for a zero fret. At least that's my understanding!

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