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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 4-23-2014
Dual Purpose & Works Great For Both

These are exactly the right tool for the job when you need to level frets or a fretboard. I bought one for that, and it worked beautifully. I bought a second one (same 16" radius) for use in clamping the fretboard to the neck. No configuration of wood blocks will provide the same even clamping pressure. Do yourself a favour. Buy a couple of these and save a lot of headaches in your next glue-up.

Creative Acoustics  Halifax Read my reviews (2)
5 3-24-2014
Good stuff

Nice tool used it a lot !

JSD  Europe Read my reviews (31)
5 3-21-2014
Works like a charm.

Lasts a long time too.

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 3-08-2014
A good tool

Needs no improvement.

Kennebec Instrument & Amplifier  Augusta, ME Read my reviews (9)
5 2-22-2014
I paint these

I paint mine in different finishes, for easy identification. I also place .020 ABS plastic on the bottoms. This helps to keep them clean and true.

Pete Farmer Guitar Works  Grand Haven, Mi Read my reviews (5)
5 1-20-2014
These are great

I have been using these for years and forgot to write a review before now. They are perfect to use with the Stikit Abrasives!

justinarts  West Texas, USA Read my reviews (35)
5 12-01-2013
great block

this is a easy to use and works great

joey65746  missouri Read my reviews (5)
5 10-24-2013
Really good

Yes, just a really good quality radius block !

Really nice to work with !  Sweden
5 9-16-2013
8" sanding block

I have a couple of these in different radius and they always work well on used instruments. Especially where the frets need some truing up or just to level them up quickly.

myron c  north carolina Read my reviews (2)
5 9-15-2013
Nice Tool

Well made, precise!

Tradecraft Guitars  Hunt Valley, MD Read my reviews (2)
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