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Fret cutting questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Oct 15. 8 Replies

I just did my ninth fret board and I noticed that the frets weren't being cut all the way through. The previous fret board had super jumbo stainless steel frets so I suspect that may have dulled my…Continue

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Titch the Clown replied to JD's discussion Fret cutting questions
"The brass bar stock is hard to see it really onlybut it is quite long. The bend and snapping process is very quick, he bends it only 3 times. I have done it myself quite a few times though the ease of bending and snapping does vary with the hardness…"
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Taffy Evans replied to JD's discussion Fret cutting questions
"Hi, if it's the old uke video, I'm not seeing what you described, bending of fret ends to snap them to length. What I see is: fret aready cut to length, fret tapped with sharp tool to put grooves in the bottom edge of the fret to aid grip…"
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