3D printed Fretboard Radius Gauges

7 Sep 2018

Tags: 3d printing, open source

Fretboard Radius Gauges

A CAD screenshot showing a radius gauge tool design.

One of the advantages of a 3D printer is you can make your own tools. I recently forgot to bring my fretboard radius gauge set into the workshop, so I quickly whipped up a design in Autodesk Fusion 360, which is parametrisable so I can quickly change the design to the desired radius, and then printed out the gauge I needed - I was back up and running in less than half an hour!

To save you the effort of the design stage, you can find the original parametric Fusion 360 design here, or if you don’t have Fusion I published on Thingiverse a set of generated STL files ready to print.