Looking For A Fret Press, Radius Blocks, And A Good Crowning File

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  1. Aaron V

    Aaron V New Member

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    In need of fretting tools, but am pretty broke. I was wondering if any of you have any old equipment you'd be willing to sell pretty cheap.
     
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    Adam Well-Known Member

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    You can make most of this yourself if you have simple tools. My fret press is just a 1/2" rod with a slot and bolt in the end that I chuck up in my drill press, my radius inserts for it are pieces of steel I ground down with my belt sander to the proper radius, and my radius blocks were blocks I made by hand at some point, traced the radius on two sides of a block and connected the lines, likely with my belt sander. One of the best skills you can have is being able to make the necessary tools for building, IMO.

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