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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question To Grind the Bottom of a TopLok

What would be the best recommendation for someone at home to grind a floyd nut? This guy here uses an old fret leveling file and a vice for his saddles and nut:



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Was wondering if someone had any other recommendations.
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Re: To Grind the Bottom of a TopLok

When you say [and he says] grind, that entails using, a grinder. Not a file. If he had to take .5mm off that nut he'd be at it for hours.

Grinder.
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Recommend anything from Home Depot for the job?
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They sell grinders
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Re: To Grind the Bottom of a TopLok

Did you make the neck it's going on?

If it's a real Ibanez neck, you may not need to grind it down.
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Re: To Grind the Bottom of a TopLok

It seems easier just to take a sliver off of the nut shelf.
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Re: To Grind the Bottom of a TopLok

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It seems easier just to take a sliver off of the nut shelf.
It may not solve your problem.

It might be neck angle.
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It may not solve your problem.

It might be neck angle.
Nothing to do with neck angle. The break off of the nut is too high.
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Just file the shelf down.
Wood is easy to file or sand.
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A cheap 6" - 8" dual grit knife sharpening stone soaked in some wd40 may do the job for ya. Chuck the stone in a vise, run the nut back and forth rotating the nut 90 degrees every so often while spraying additional wd to keep it lubricated.
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