I am almost ready to start working on my fret board ( as soon as I decide what I am going to use for one

).

The problem I am having is that I don't understand how the rule of 17.817 works.

Is it that you devide the total scale by 17.817, and that gives you the first distance?

If that is the truth, then 17 inches devided by 17.817 equals 0.95414491777515855643486557781894...

and I have no idea what to do with that number.

Is there a way to convert that number into, o, say 64ths of an inch? Or would that make the fret be off?

If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it.

Mahalo

Bob