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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:48 pm 
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Pulled the frets on a 1960 Esquire today. Already fretted a few guitars with these now (I think this will be my 5th refret in the last two weeks), but this one, these old Fenders, this is where I'm going to be really grateful to finally have a set like this!

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 1:54 pm 
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International shipments are out. Hope you all like them!

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:43 pm 
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My set arrived today, thanks Andy! Great service, excellent quality!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Got mine today as well. Thanks Andy.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Received mine yesterday. They're perfect - almost like unpacking gold doubloons. Thanks Andy.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Goodies in the mail box! bliss

Thanks Andy! (David Collins and Hesh too!)

This one's deep. :)
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:23 pm 
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Ours came today too Andy. Very nice. Thanks for the lights too. Good luck with your projects.--Bob

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:48 am 
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Nice sweet set arrived.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Arrived safely to Canada. Looking good. Thanks to you and your packer.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:18 am 
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My set arrived in Windsor on Monday. Now I need to finish this neck on our long weekend starting Friday and get the ebony board fretted.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:48 am 
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My set arrived in QLD Australia today. Good quality, no burrs. Thank you Andy, and all your helpers.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:59 pm 
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For anyone who missed out - I'm making these available at the group price until all the sets I've made run out. You can order them here:

http://www.birkonium.com/product/ultima ... -caul-set/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:21 pm 
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Andy Birko wrote:
For anyone who missed out - I'm making these available at the group price until all the sets I've made run out. You can order them here:

http://www.birkonium.com/product/ultima ... -caul-set/


I recieved my set and am ready for the fretting and setup workshop in October with Hesh and David.

Thanks, Andy!



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:28 am 
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I love my new ultimate fret caul set! Thank you for the quality tools Andy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:31 am 
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Sweet caddy!!!!! Excellent idea on darkening the numbers.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:02 pm 
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Thanks definetly worth it to protect and keep them organized. Plus it solved the issue of figuring out which caul is in the press

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:05 pm 
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Andy Birko wrote:
Sweet caddy!!!!! Excellent idea on darkening the numbers.

Darkened the numbers with a sharpie and then hit em with some 800grit.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:28 pm 
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I just saw this thread and put in my order on Andy's site. Very nice! Thanks for doing this.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:33 pm 
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Hi All,

Had to make another batch of these and decided to lower the price a bit as manufacturing these is a little easier now. Out of this new batch, there are 6 sets left so I'm offering them to OLF members at the original price of $185+shipping until they run out. Use the coupon code: olf-ufcs-discount when you checkout.

https://birkonium.com/product/ultimate- ... -caul-set/

p.s. I've never done a coupon on the website before so if you have troubles, please let me know either here or through the contact form on the website, we'll figure it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:55 pm 
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These are highly recommended and Dave Collins helped Andy determine the graduations in the individual cauls making them ideally suited for compound radius creation as well as standard fretting.

Like many special tools that come along they often are batched and not always available so keep that in mind.

Andy we have one or two sets at our shop, I'm home so I can't tell from here. If you need to sell these two they are already yours. We have no plans to resume the classes our daily work is much more profitable these days.

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Please forgive me if this was discussed earlier, but would these be of assistance fretting a multiscale board, say 16" radius with 25.4 bass and 24.9 treble scales, or even more significant of a difference. Just trying to wrap my little brain around the geometry this late on a Sunday evening.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:24 pm 
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Doc wrote:
Please forgive me if this was discussed earlier, but would these be of assistance fretting a multiscale board, say 16" radius with 25.4 bass and 24.9 treble scales, or even more significant of a difference. Just trying to wrap my little brain around the geometry this late on a Sunday evening.

Thanks!


It's simply a set of cauls for pressing frets in graduations specifically calculated for what we do when we refret guitars, mandos, banjos, etc.

Before these were available all you could get were six or so cauls from Stew Mac. These fill in all the blanks and add additional functionality too.

When I fret I like to use a caul that is just a tad tighter radius than the board this ensures that the ends are firmly down. All our boards are compound so we are changing cauls every several frets or so and that's what this set does very well.

There was never any intent to design the set for multi scale boards but you could use it provided that the cauls themselves are long enough for the longest multi-scale frets. You do want the caul covering the fret ends to make sure that they are all the way down too not just the middles. I don't know how long the cauls are you could ask Andy I'm home now and not in Ann Arbor.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:02 am 
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Hi Andy, I tried using the coupon code but it said it was invalid. Can you help? By the way , I sent a message on your contact page also. Please forgive my double messaging.
Thanks, Craig


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:23 pm 
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I received my set of cauls today Andy.
Thank you!!


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