sanding block

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    Weldaar V.I.P. Member

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    I see flat blocks and radius blocks. Can I ask which do you prefer? New build needs to be worked. Tele style neck.
     
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    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    Flat blocks for flat surfaces.

    Radius blocks for fretboard radius.

    Flexible rubber blocks for contours (carved top, back of neck peghead and heel transitions etc.)
     
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    Weldaar V.I.P. Member

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    For the fender radius on the frets
    I would use a radius block?
     
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    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    This is a subject that has come up time and again.
    Use the radius block to sand the fretboard but never to level the frets....use a flat leveling bar, or a flat diamond stone for fret leveling.
     
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    This is what I use and it works well. It's wide enough to make quick work of levelling, and also quite heavy.
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    You are more concerned about the string path of each individual string being straight and level. You should check your neck and frets with a straight edge prior to leveling to make sure there isn't something wildly out.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    Weldaar V.I.P. Member

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    Got it. Now I understand. Thanx so much.
     

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