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8" Radius Blocks Essential Set, Set of 5

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8" Radius Blocks Essential Set, Set of 5

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8" Radius Blocks Essential Set, Set of 5

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Save money with this set! Our 5 most popular sanding blocks for shaping a radiused fretboard and leveling installed frets. Just add sandpaper.

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

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

Set includes the 5 most popular fretboard radii used in guitar building and repair:
7.25", 9.5", 10", 12", 16"

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


Instructions

Product Instructions

Radius Block Basics

An explanation of the different uses of a radiused sanding block.

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Must have for the shop

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I know some manufacturers cut their fretboards with a CNC and there are other methods that work quickly but we here at Normandy Guitars love having the ability to sand the radius of our boards by hand and we use nothing but Stewmac Radius Blocks! We made some handles to go on top that make sanding much less rigorous and improve consistency (see pic). And we also made a jig to hold the boards in place while sanding. Just wanted to share this with you and your customers. The mods make us love your Radius Blocks even more! Thanks Stewmac for all you do! -Jim Normandy, President of Normandy Guitars, LLC.

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Excellent Purchase!

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I used the 12" radius block to resurface my ESP LTD 5-string fretless. Playability and "Mwah factor" up 100%!!!

4.0

Econaoical blocks

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Very satisfied with these blocks. They are not as sturdy as the aluminum blocks, and you can not use they to heat the fingerboard, but they are not as expensive either, and work well with sanding in a radius, and as an upper caul while gluing in frets.

5.0

Super easy

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I think I may put a little finish on mine just to keep them smooth. Just used the 12" and it really helps keep the radius true.

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8" Radius Blocks Essential Set

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Great quality, an essential part of any repair shop, very accurate.

4.0

Another quality tool.

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I purchased the complete set. Then I picked up a few extra of the ones I use the most. Being able to have different grades of paper mounted makes getting the final level a breeze.

4.0

Great for the price

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I bought a set of 8" wood radius blocks. I chose them because they are much cheaper than the aluminum ones. The wood blocks are well made and the radius' are accurate. They make fret leveling much faster and easier than using a flat sanding block. The only thing I can say about them that might be negative is the edges of the blocks splinter slightly. They are still usable, just a little splintered around the edges.

5.0

Right tool for the job.

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I bought the whole set. There really isn't a better way to get level frets.

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Radius-sanding Blocks

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I absolutely love these things. A must have.

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Accurate radius blocks

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I've used these blocks for years and unless you have a machine to do your radii I suggest you use them too.

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