diy notched straightedge

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  1. silvertwang

    silvertwang TDPRI Member

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    I needed to check the frets on my new warmoth neck and it involves using a straightedge with notches to clear the frets and rest on the fingerboard, adjusting the trussrod for a flat ,level neck profile. After checking the price of one of these tools fm stewmac, i decided to mod a straightedge from home depot that i had bought for around 12 dollars. i just marked the location of each fret and used my makita jig saw and cut the notches out and then smoothed them out with some small hand files. It worked fine . IMG_5970.JPG
     
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    or Ebay, $11. Looks wide enough to have stayed straight after the notching though.
     
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    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I did the same. I think I notched the other side for 24.75" scale.
     
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    I did the same thing to an aluminum ruler with an angle grinder. ;-)
     
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    You did the right thing. I bought a Chinese notched straight edge from Amazon and it was not straight. The replacement they sent me was only good on the Fender side, with problems on the Gibson side, but I gave up and kept it. The first one had a 0.005" step between two of the flats, absolutely worthless. That brand disappeared from Amazon shortly afterward, but I bet they're still selling under a new name. Buyer beware...
     
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