End of the week how to, how to fret skim

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End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by simso » Fri May 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Process I use to skim slightly high frets.

I use this process on brand new unworn frets or a recently refretted / fret levelled Guitar

http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Fret_Skim.html
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by Allen » Sat May 12, 2018 6:25 am

Good one Steve. Did you make that adjustable sanding beam?
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by simso » Sat May 12, 2018 11:35 am

I have one which I made, the one in the tute is a commercially available version ex japan

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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by kiwigeo » Sat May 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Steve, what make is the Japanese beam in the video? Dictum are marketing a beam for 300 Euros
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by simso » Sat May 12, 2018 10:02 pm

It’s a katana.
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by kiwigeo » Sat May 12, 2018 10:08 pm

Thanks mate
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It’s a katana.
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by Jim watts » Mon May 14, 2018 7:51 am

I'm always confused when I see something like this. When we level frets under string tension aren't you removing any relief you had?
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by simso » Mon May 14, 2018 9:16 am

No, because the jig allows you to dial relief into the shape of the sanding board
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by Jim watts » Mon May 14, 2018 11:27 am

OK, that makes sense. Usually I see the type of thing with a flat leveling device used under tension.
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by blackalex1952 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:14 pm

Here is a link to the Katana website. Pricey! It would be nice to see the one Steve made himself, and some comments re how it compares to the bought one.
http://rectifymaster.com/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=98
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KATANA-FRET-LE ... 2070330205
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by simso » Mon May 14, 2018 8:45 pm

First, that link is to his single action unit, no disrespect but it’s pretty well useless, it starts with relief at 12 thou, sorry no Guitar I ever Setup has 12 thou relief, you need to be able to adjust it to dead flat, that one you cannot.

The unit I have is his dual action truss model, he notes it’s a special request, definetly request it if you buy one.

I will take a photo tomoz of my original one, not flash looking at all.

One of the reasons I did not show it in my walk through, didn’t want to use anything that people couldn’t readily buy and simply use.

The katana is pretty Nice, but as you noted, really expensive.

One of the reasons I have such a range of tooling is becuase time is money, if somthing takes too long to do then I’m not making profit, if I have to hire another person then I’m making less profit, if I am charging out 60-90 an hr and it takes me 4 hrs to make a jig, then I will simply buy the jig as that’s 240-360 I have not brought into the shop.

Note this theory of economics only works if your incoming workload is always greater than your outgoing, so in essence you don’t have the luxury of that spare time

We have a commercial building in a commercial district, overheads hurt.

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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by blackalex1952 » Mon May 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Thanks, Steve. I have developed a lot of respect for your skills and business through the posts that you have on this forum. It's a tough gig mate! You must be very passionate about what you do. All the best! - Ross
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Re: End of the week how to, how to fret skim

Post by simso » Tue May 15, 2018 7:49 pm

Noticed in my photo, the guitar it’s sitting in front off.

How’s this for a funky neck, I pulled this off as it was broken and just fitted a plain neck to get him going, got to work out the feasibility of getting cast ally tig welded.

I have a tig welder but don’t trust my skill set enough to do the job

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