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 Post subject: Fret Buck
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 6:05 pm 
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I recently built a fret buck to enable me to put frets on after neck set.

You can buy these made of cast iron but I didn't want to spend the $170 required so I made my own. It was a fun project which took a little bit of thought to engineer the dimensions correctly so it would fit in the sound hole and apply upward pressure on the traverse brace. I also had to rack my brain to come up with the barrel nut as a solution to allow the threaded rod to pivot a bit as the knob is turned.

I don't have plans for this thing, but if anyone is interested I could probably draw up something usable.

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 Post subject: Re: Fret Buck
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:54 pm 
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sweet you should have documented your process
we love pictures

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 Post subject: Re: Fret Buck
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:49 am 
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Thanks for sharing - I can't enlarge the pic for some reason. But yes, please post more pics and some action shots!

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