Re: Looking for some tools to smooth out my fret ends
I always suggest people buy a cheap/junk neck on ebay to practice on first... before taking files straight to your prized possession(s).
That'll at least give you a feel for how the files cut, and you have 44 - 48 fret ends to practice on. If you screw up or scratch the wood, it won't matter. If you want, you can then practice repairing the damage. It's a win-win.
Search ebay for "guitar neck" then sort by price + shipping lowest first. You'll have to scroll a few pages past all the nuts and bolts and crap, but eventually you'll get to a really cheap neck. As of the time of this post, I see at least 3 necks on there for less than $20 (including shipping).
Last edited by webmaestro; 01-17-2017 at 09:56 AM.