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I also have been using a cat file.
I now have a safe edge that I grounded.
There’s also the 1/4” wide Nicholson slim taper file.
If the the strings go sharp after locking the nut then a retainer bar should be installed.
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I’m starting think if you remove a nut by pulling it out the glue sticks to the bottom of the nut and if you tap a nut out the glue sticks to the...
That’s a great find. Any markings/brand?
If I don’t make the file then I’ll make improved versions of this wooden jig I made years ago, but never...
I’m thinking about making a square needle file out of some 4x4mm brass I have for touching up nut slot cavities with two safe edges.
I figured I’d...
Also check if the strings have kinks, if so it’ll throw things off.
Maybe adjusting those screws will help?
Or maybe it needs a string retainer, the ones usually paired with a locking nut, so when you lock the...
Here’s a cat file and other triangle files for comparison. It works very well.
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Ya nailed it.
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We don’t watch t.v. though, it’ll be irrelevant very soon.
We don’t play guitar to...
Thanks, mainly looking for tips on making the tool and what brand file you use.
I have long fret leveling beams made from granite cut to my...
Now these days I’m using less sandpaper and diamonds and using triangle files and checkering files.
The long beams get sticky back sandpaper, and...
I have a feeling it’ll come out good.
I do need the file though.
I have 3 pieces of granite for leveling beams and a 6” diamond plate leveler....
I’m planning to make a 6” fret leveling file with handle.
I have a question regarding the flat wooden handle joint and if it will straighten a...
There’s no exposed rebar unless you’re on a construction site...
First step is to replace that string with a new one, the low e won’t intonate if the string is deformed.
I had a sidewalk encounter with a smug gourmet poodle in my small beach town.
Almost no one around, I’m rolling on a skateboard about the speed...
I filed the cone shapes and the action is 85% there.
Then more shaping and pre-polish sanding.
Next step after the sides is glue the nut in...
I roughed in the slots and filed the top of the nut, did the back angle too.
Next step is to file the slots so they’re a cone shape, also since...
The unused tuners can rattle.
I changed the string spacing, those nut slots were cut for thin plain strings instead of wound strings.
All the hard parts are outta the way time for a smoke break.
Some filing now ready for string spacing.
It got the belt sander. I’ll finish with the vise and Swiss cut files.
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I moved the wound strings to the unwound nut slots and notched the saddles a lil and it’s coming together nicely.
I did a fret job and trued up...
I do a a generous amount of shaping with files, I feel like an artist doing it that way.