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-PVC Gobar

-Gobar Deck

-Sandpaper Cutter

-Sanding Block

-Fret File

-Bending Jig

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Fingerboard Fret File Edger
A simple tool for creating a bevel on the edges of your frets.

Fret File  


Fret File
Materials:
1 piece Hardwood 3/4 inch thick by 1 and 1/2 inch wide by 5 and 1/2 inch Length.

6 inch smooth mill file about 1/8th inch thick.

Two part 5 minute epoxy.




Fret File  


Assembly:
1. Reset saw blade on table saw to left side of the blade. Adjust saw blade to 40 degree angle.( blade angle may vary To suit the bevel of how you want your fret ends to be.) Set table saw fence to 1 and 1/2 inch width. Make one pass. The idea is to cut the bevel without reducing the width of your Piece.

2. Step two, set saw blade back to 90 degrees. With fence still on left side set fence width to 1/8th inch inside of beveled edge.

3. Step three, turn piece over so groove side is up and insert mill file into groove. Epoxy file into place or shim tight with masking tape on edges of file and fit tight.



In Use  


Fret File In Use:
Use the flat edge to file your frets flush to the fretboard.

Use the beveled edge as a guide to dress the fret edges.




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