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  1. What is the safest way of removing a glued nut without breaking something? Heat might not be so smart? Any chemicals or other methods?
  2. So it will look good after gluing? Sure, as long as you completely fill the gap and sand it flush. That's a very common way of dealing with those slots. Many will take sanding dust and pack it into the slots and then leach CA glue into it. That will typically end up a little darker than the surrounding wood but less visible than open slots. As long as you sand them flush and finish like the rest of the edge of the board, they will not be noticeable. That is, they will not be invisible, but they won't look wrong or out of place. SR Okay thanks, thats what I thought. Hopefully I will post some pictures of this project if it turns out good
  3. This is what I consider a small headstock: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR0paLarI9Gw1e8p1aiXNXqFfWIqjuod_A3D27l9xQB-FORhVl015D4ALM0_Q It can even be uncomfortable to tune sometimes.
  4. How about Sperzel? I have those on my Carvin Fatboy which has a really small headstock.
  5. All frets seem to have seated properly, it turned out pretty good for me so far. However one more thing I noticed is that the fretboard slots are sawed very deep, there plenty of room left. I bought a slotted fretboard from lmii.com. I wonder how it will look if I just put some super glue in there, which I intended to do anyway because of the radical weather here in Sweden It's a rosewood fretboard, how do I make this look nice?
  6. Haha no, actually none of the hammers I had are designed to do fretwork with. I bought a hammer that was "shock free" it's pretty big but then I found a rusty old hammer, just a regular one and it worked better, probably because it's harder(?) Or because it's smaller(?) The hammer I bought is made of urethane with steel balls in it that makes it stable when you hit, thats why I thought it would be good, but apparently it wasn't.
  7. Problem solved, I changed hammer and they went in easier
  8. Hi I'm trying to do my first refret and have some problems (I think). I bought fretwire that was radiused to 12", I thought that was a good idea since I have never done a refretting job before, however when I have banged in the frets with the hammer the frets do not seem to go in 100% in the middle. I use a 12" brass insert and then a hammer to make it easier. They go in very good it's just a tiny little bit in the middle that doesn't seem to go down entirely. I also read that you suppose to bend the fretwire a little bit more, my question is then, how much more? Or should I hit harder with the hammer? One fret did go down properly but the other three I have tried to seat didn't. The frets seem to be bent accurately to 12" when I use my eye to compare it to the brass insert I use. It's set neck guitar so using a hammer is probably the most comfortable way to do it unfortunately. Or can it be something else that causing this problem? Bad hammering technique? Does anyone have any tips and tricks for me?
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