Richey Kay's Blog – October 2015 Archive (2)

How to use grain filler for a smooth finish

I have always used oak for my necks, and at first I was always frustrated that no matter how well I sanded the wood, the oak's open pores meant that the finish was never completely smooth. After a bit of research I came across grain filler, and ordered a tin of Rustins.

Grain filler is different from wood…

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Added by Richey Kay on October 21, 2015 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

How to level, crown and polish frets

This is something I waited way too long to try. I never really had a big problem with frets buzzing, but having all of your frets perfectly level and polished is a wonderful thing.

There are numerous ways to approach this task, and please bear in mind that this way works perfectly with an instrument with a flat fretboard, whereas the technique would be a little different with a radiused neck.…

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Added by Richey Kay on October 11, 2015 at 5:23am — 3 Comments

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