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Hi guys, this is a small project I made for my guitar building hobby, in this case, for fret leveling work (still learning the goodies).

The original plan:


The real thing, I made it with some tzalam wood leftover pieces I had at hand:



and:



The magnets came from some cheap headphones and are strong enough for the task.
The notch in the middle of the block is to take out the file easily, so I can use the same file for beveling, next thing to build is the beveling block.

Cheers!

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That's a clever little jig. I like how the file is held by magnets and the surrounding groove… normally it would be difficult to grip a flat file, so this should work great. Never thought about how important level frets are, but it makes sense (don't want one higher that will buzz when you press other frets).
 

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Hi bobasaurus, thanks for the comment!

A couple of weeks ago I finished my first diy electric guitar kit build, and found some fret buzzing.

Now I know every guitar needs some fret leveling to perform properly :D so I had to do something about it, of course I didn't want to spend so much $ for the already made version with the file glued to the wood, so I decided to have some fun doing my own version while being able to reuse that file, for example: a 35º fret beveling block, which is almost finished now, and way easier to build hehee.
 

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Good one Freddy! Another nice tool. like I said on the neck jig… until now I figured I didn't need one of these… now I know I want one!!! ;-)
 

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Good idea. I will looking forward to the beveling jig.
 

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Pretty cool!
 
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