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Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:46 pm
by codedog
Voxshall wrote:
codedog wrote:
Voxshall wrote:
I don't really know what I'm doing yet or what I need more of, once I get my tools I'll practice on cheaper guitars I have lying around until I build up confidence.

I would like to make a fret rocker, rather than using a credit card ha ha.


I got a reasonably priced fret rocker from AliExpress ages ago. Well made (steel?) and all the edges are true when measured against straight edges I have.


Thanks, I'll have a look.


My mistake... these guys... not sure if it's any cheaper than StewMac

https://www.ebay.com/itm/G-M-I-FRET-ROC ... 0823554398

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:57 pm
by Bg
Why not just buy this, and cut it into different sizes ;)
https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/fuller-r ... r/p/273138

The whole fret rocker thing is a money making venture like so many luthier tools ;)

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:02 pm
by Bg
stewmac have manufactured a business of luthier tools - some are indispensable but others are solutions to problems that don't actually exist.

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:12 pm
by Bg
seriously though, I'm sure I'd offered before, but we could do something here. I can cut rules down to the right size for fret rocking, cut files and make blocks for fret end dressing (90 degrees and 35 degrees), remove the edges off triangular files etc. And we could have beer and sausages in bread :)

Better do it while its still summer though!

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:28 pm
by GrantB
The StewMac fret rocker is perfect. I had a cheap one...it was not accurate.

YEah, a lot of their tools also don't make the situation better - like the fret pullers. The jaws inside angle is too steep and rips the fret up too much. I like my $5.95 Mitre10 pliers that I ground down better.

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:33 pm
by Bg
I have grinding wheel, I think you should be here grant ;)

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:38 pm
by Voxshall
Ok my stewmac order has arrived, so keen when everyone else is.

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 pm
by AiRdAd
Voxshall wrote:Ok my stewmac order has arrived, so keen when everyone else is.


pics of what you got please! :-)

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:15 am
by Voxshall
Will take a photo when I get some time it's all packed away at the moment. Been undertaking experiments relicing plastic and accidentally picked up the wrong sandpaper.


Spent my time at the beach going from this...


Image


To this ....


Image

Let's say it's a work in progress

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 am
by GrantB
Imgur says no

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:48 am
by Single coil
rekt

Re: Anyone in Auckland that teaches fretwork?

PostPosted:Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:15 am
by Voxshall
Ha ha I don't know why but everytime I post a photo on here I have to work out how to get it to work