Brass ferrule block for string-through?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by goodchicken, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. goodchicken

    goodchicken TDPRI Member

    Oct 8, 2018
    I've seen some brass ferrule blocks or "tone blocks" maybe for string-through bridge designs. My question is, how hard would that be to make?

    I've never worked with brass, but I don't reckon it's rocket surgery. Looks like they use a sort of grading system for brass, with 260 and 360 grades being the most common I've seen for purchase. From what I've read, 360 seems more fitting here, could be wrong of course. I don't want something that could be corrosive obviously, and I think some types of brass can be.

    They make bandsaw blades that will cut this, right? How would it typically be cut? A mill drill?

    How well would it sand?

    Sure I could buy this, but it sounds like a fun new project ;)
  2. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2003
    Brass cuts very well. Softer than steel. Be careful, dont buy "1/4 hard" etc. It can be quite hard. 14 tooth or more teeth hacksaw or bandsaw blade will work fine. Drills great. You can sand and polish brass. It fills paper quickly though. I had a large brass tube polished to a mirror like finish for a sailboat I built.
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