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Compound Radius Question


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it depends on first and last radius. ..how much does it change

and that only matters using radius blocks as you blend all these areas

together with a long sanding block to complete the compound

im sure someone with more knowledge will buzz in and phrase it better

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A conventional single-radius fretboard is a section of a cylinder. A compound-radius fretboard is a section of a cone. It is a continuous taper from the nut-end radius to the bridge end radius. The best way to achieve this is to use a long flat sanding bar and follow the path of the strings instead of staying parallel to the centerline of the neck. You can approximate it by using different radius sanding blocks, but i'm not a big fan of that method.

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