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Fret beveling block

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Project by FreddyS posted 08-30-2013 04:49 AM 1555 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys, so here’s my fret beveling block, easiest one to build so far in my quest to fill the tiny shop with luthier related tools/jigs before I commit to build an electric guitar from zero:D

This block holds the file at 35° to bevel the guitar frets ends, you can see in the last photo how it works.

You also will see in that photo how I went too deep with the table saw groove cut so I had to glue a shim, still need to make that shim a little bit thinner hehee.

Cheers!

-- Learning one thing at a time





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rdwile

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 05:54 AM

This is one of those things I have always said I would make – still using my hand as a guide; maybe this is the spark to get me to make one. You will find it much easier to get consistent bevels with this.

Good work.

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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489tad

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#2 posted 08-30-2013 12:45 PM

I like this jig. Its a simple and looks very useful. I look forward to the finished guitar.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Monkman

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 03:53 PM

Very nice jig.

-- MonkeyMonk

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Jofa

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#4 posted 08-31-2013 01:30 AM

You know, I’ve been beveling frets on my guitars freehand and it shows. I mostly buy cheapie guitars and make them better (but the tone’s all in the hands, right?) :)

That’s some great work right there. I am absolutely stealing this idea! ;)

Thanks man!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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ColonelTravis

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#5 posted 08-31-2013 02:13 AM

Well dang, why didn’t I think of this?
Getting ready to build a Telecaster and also stealing this idea.
Thanks.

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FreddyS

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#6 posted 08-31-2013 03:03 AM

No stealing at all as there are several similar versions around hehee, and so easy to build that you can’t justify not making one if you need it ;)

Is it done yet? :D

-- Learning one thing at a time

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Jofa

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#7 posted 08-31-2013 04:08 AM

^ First coat of varnish just went on. LOL! (j/k)

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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