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Trueing a de-fretted fingerboard

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by WRXbase, Apr 3, 2009.


  1. WRXbase

    WRXbase

    Jan 14, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    I seem unable to get a fretboard level. I bought a radius block from StewMac but now I can't keep the sand paper from gouging grooves into the stain I applied.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. WRXbase

    WRXbase

    Jan 14, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    bump for a re-write.
     
  3. Stone Age

    Stone Age

    Apr 13, 2008
    Connecticut
    Sand first, then stain? The radius blocks will can get it straight, work up to a fine grit, then finish it. Maybe a final fine sanding if needed.
     
  4. WRXbase

    WRXbase

    Jan 14, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    I read this BP article. I might just need non-loading sand paper. the prob I'm getting, is that the build-up on the paper keeps scoring the finish. :/
     
  5. Are you using the Wet or Dry automotive sandpaper? If it builds up, you need to use it wet. Sometimes a little dish soap in the water will help keep the paper from building up. The type of finish you are sanding, how hard or soft it is, will affect the buildup on the paper.
     

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