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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

About This Item

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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Never Disappointed...

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I've been a StewMac customer for years; expanding and fine tuning my toolkit as the demands of my work require. I have never been disappointed, Rarely have occasion to call on tech support or customer service; the response has been spot on every time.

I grew up within an hour's drive of both StewMac and another Midwest Music Mecca. If they had been around 40 years ago, I'd probably still be there!

Dan is a Luthier/Guitarist's National Treasure, and he shares the wealth. If you have a question, Ask.
Need a tool, go for it!

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Radius blocks

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Wonder how I got along with out these blocks. I use them for more than frets and fret boards.

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Very Accurate Blocks...

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Very Accurate blocks.. I always check them with my radius gauges before use and have never seen one go out in the last 9 years I've been using them. A much less expensive option from the aluminum blocks, which I have a few of too and love. My fret work comes out perfect when using these little blocks.. I first use the 24" Straight bar, then reestablish the radius with a 8" block and I like using the 4" block sometimes to create a little fall away.. A long with using my neck jig, I get perfectly leveled frets every time...

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Fretman

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I was make that radius block by myself before,not that easy to make,but work,this price is reasonable,so buy is better than make,and it use maple wood,just no finish,fret job is so dirty job,so I make it with finishing.

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Well done !

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Well done, work fine.

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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%!!!

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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.

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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.

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