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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:56 pm 
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First name: Chris
Last Name: Pile
City: Wichita
State: Kansas
Country: Good old US of A
Focus: Repair
Status: Professional
I assume you are familiar with StewMac's sanding stick for working frets?
This thing…

The sanding strips are troublesome when they get old. The glue fails on the fiberglass reinforcement strip. And then the barely used sanding strip gets tossed. I had enough, and like a lot of frustrated luthiers - I saved the strips in a baggie for reuse sometime in the future.

Now I am supergluing these strips back together so I can use up ALL the abrasive. Just takes a dot of glue, and a quick pinch until it cures. If the reinforcement tape fell off, you can still superglue the strip together by overlapping it. Works fine. Just don't locate the glued joint near the point of the sanding tool, or it will come apart.

And now back to work....

"Act your age, not your shoe size" - Prince

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:48 am 
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First name: Pierre
Last Name: Castonguay
City: Québec, Qc
Country: Canada
Focus: Repair
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Thanks for sharing. This tip gets filed with a lot of others in the back of my mind.

Guitares Torvisse

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