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Fret Leveling

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by The Angry Possum, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. The Angry Possum

    The Angry Possum Tele-Holic

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    Hi, Can I level frets with an 8" leveling block, or does it have to be longer. Or can it be shorter than 8".
    Please post any links if you have some I can look at to purchase.


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  2. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes you can use an 8 inch block.
    Go to StewMac they have many size blocks as well as videos on how to level frets.
    Good luck,
     
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  3. Ricky D.

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    Check out Ron Kirn's fret leveling post on Tele Technical. All you need and nothing you don't.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Echo this. As Ron suggests hunt around for some marble type bench off cuts or similar. I used a 12mm tile off cut glued to a piece of 2 x 2 - flat as anything can be. To be safe I used 400 grit double taped to it and it works perfectly. No need to spend exorbitant amounts of money elsewhere. ;)
     
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    Over the years I've acquired a few tools, so I've used a flat (bastard) file, & radiusing blocks. Both get the job done, one requires you to pay a little more attention.

    Regardless of what tool I start with I finishe the job with a Dremel & polishing wheel with fretboard guard.

    Recently I bought this guy & it's handy. 3 different grades of paper glued to a straight edge.

    https://www.amazon.ca/iLuiz-Leveling-Sanding-Leveler-Luthier/dp/B07BHCT6ZV/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1NCQRMJAJWVGU&keywords=fret+leveling+beam&qid=1568246096&sprefix=Fret+le,aps,183&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyT04wREVER1YwU1dSJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODkzODk3MzIwWFRIMTZTUjlLTyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTU5MTU2MTdJR1ExVzA1NDJHNSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
     
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    Irondog Tele-Meister

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    I found this to be very enjoyable watch, he uses 16 inch. great video.
     
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