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8" Radius Blocks

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Accurately true or change a fingerboard's radius and level frets.
We make these hardwood blocks for use with Stikit Abrasives, to radius a fretboard quickly, accurately and without guesswork.

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8 Radius Blocks
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0415 7-1/4" radius Yes

0405 9-1/2" radius Yes

0416 10" radius Yes

0406 11" radius Yes

0417 12" radius Yes

0419 14" radius Yes

0420 15" radius Yes

0418 16" radius Yes

0421 17" radius Yes

0403 20" radius Yes

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Shaping fingerboards: use 80 through 220-grit
Leveling frets: use 220 through 400-grit

When working on compound radius fretboards, simply change blocks as you progress along the neck.

Dimensions: 8" (203.20mm) long x 2-3/4" (69.85mm) wide

See our shorter blocks for spot leveling, and for use as clamping cauls when gluing frets.

What's your radius?
Quickly find the curvature of a fingerboard or bridge with a set of radius gauges. Use them frequently to check your work as you smooth or shape a fingerboard or frets: a quick visual check keeps you from accidentally altering the shape—a mistake that's easy to make and hard to fix.

Radius Gauges

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8 Radius Blocks
8" Radius Blocks
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5 10-08-2011
Sanding blocks

Simple and robust, should last for many years. I've even used mine to level the frets.

Kenny Fox  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (11)
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3 10-02-2011
Machining Grooves

The blocks I receive work just fine, but the radius of them aren't perfect. There are definite machining grooves on the radius left over from the shaping process. They're not large, and with human error taken into account during the sanding of a fingerboard they don't affect the final product a noticeable amount, but they're there none the less.

Feral Customs  Seattle, WA Read my reviews (4)
5 10-01-2011
very nice

they work great for sanding or clamping

sherman stockton  indiana Read my reviews (19)
3 9-07-2011
Good idea, not very good quality

These blocks do the job, but mine are just not even, some has backbow, some has upbow, not very major, but for me it's just not acceptable. Check yours with a straight edge.

Konstantin  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (16)
5 9-06-2011

These things are simplicity defined. After years of considering, evaluating and trying a multitude of radiusing methods, we finally decided to Keep It Simple Stupid! A nice low angle jack plane roughs out the radius and these handy blocks armed with gold stikit 80 grit gets the job done in under 10 or 15 minutes. 16 bucks for a piece of wood? Yeah. It's worth it. The accuracy is perfect and it makes what some people turn into a Rube Goldberg project into a fast, simple and accurate process. Thanks StewMac!

Marlee Guitar Company  Oakesdale, WA
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5 9-01-2011
8" wooden radius sanding block

well I'm not as strong in the forearms and shoulders as I was 20 years ago, but this block made short work of radiusing two oak fretboards for me recently (this is SOLID wood too). Works perfect with 1/2 sheet of paper and a little elbow grease. I couldn't be happier with the end result. excellent for cigar bax guitrs too. Great tool at a good price.

benderb9  St Petersburg,FL Read my reviews (19)
5 8-24-2011

Nothing else to say but what I said in the title.

Midnight Lord  Ottawa Read my reviews (18)
5 8-17-2011
Got Wood?

Well made & accurate. I'm consistently impressed with these sanding blocks and continue to expand my collection.

Woodshed Guitar Works  Mechanicsburg, Pa Read my reviews (3)
5 8-08-2011
Great but a bit narrow for 5-string bass neck

I used this block to level the Super Glue treatment of a fretless 5-string bass neck's fretboard. Had I checked the neck's top-end width before purchasing this block, I would have realized that it wouldn't be wide enough to sand the upper 1/3 of the neck's fretboard, so that's my error. Even so, this block worked great for the lower 2/3 of the 5-string bass neck. I followed Dan Erlewine's "Super Glue Savior" method and the block helped me to achieve a very acceptably smooth and glossy fretboard finish.

Bassic  Quad Cities, IA Read my reviews (3)
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5 8-07-2011
8" radius sanding block

The rosewood fingerboard you sent was smack on the quarter with straight tight grain, which helped make this very early Ibanez archtop I rebuilt really desirable, and all thanks to Bob Benedetto's book, too. The sanding block was fixed with double sided tape pressed down on the fingerboard and loaded with 320 grit sandpaper. It leveled my fretwork efficiently and accurately for crowning with the offset diamond file. These blocks are of heavy maple and reliably contoured.

Clive Doak  Victoria, Australia Read my reviews (3)
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