Shaping a nut to fit a Fender radiused slot

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Issue 267 July 28, 2016


Most Fender nuts have a curve on the bottom, so shaping them for a perfect fit is tricky. It can be the toughest part of making a new nut. Erick Coleman shows you some troubles to avoid, and a neat trick for good results.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • What not to do, and why.
  • Determining the radius of the fingerboard.
  • A sanding jig that's simple to make.

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