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Offline Hodders_N4

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Fret Crowning File
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:02:24 PM »
Hi everyone,

Is anyone able to point me in the direct of somewhere that sells Fret Crowning files (for medium to wide frets) at a reasonable price.

Thanks

Mike
 

Offline tom136

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 06:24:07 PM »
Greetings,

Have you tried Luthier Merchantile Inc. (LMI) or (StewMac) Stewart MacDonald. Both carry fret crowning files. I'm not sure re: cost of international shipping.

Cheers
tsp

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 01:18:34 AM »
Hi Tom,

I have both of their catalogues, and taking into account international postage and duty/tax, the price would be quite a bit higher than i want to pay.

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Hodders
 

Offline N4ESA_UK

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 05:24:12 AM »
whats your budget hodders?  If youre buying from the USA best to look on ebay.  David Dykes sell some tools but they are expensive.  Godd quality though.  Theyve got a 3 in 1 fret crowing file for $32.
if you cant afford it, build it

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 03:05:03 PM »

If you've got a local tech it might be worth asking if he/ she is thinking of replacing any tools and if the old ones are for sale. Someone local to me had a clear-out a few months back and put his spare kit on UK ebay.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 03:14:24 PM »
I guess thats an option, but i need to get hold of a crowing file pretty soon.

I ideally dont want to spend more than $30, im trying to complete this project to a strict budget. It seems that N4ESA_UK may have come up trumps again with David Dyke. I'll give them a call tomorrow.
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 09:31:58 AM »
Hodders, try tonetech aswell as Ive been told they are selling tools now.  Ive not tried any myself but I plan on ordering a fretting saw from them...

http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/Tools/Files-Knives-and-Saws/View-all-products.html
if you cant afford it, build it