So as I eventually want to refret my banjo with Stainless steel frets, I’ve been learning, collecting and making tools.
I’m practising the techniques on old scrap pieces of wood. I made my own fret press which seems to do the job. I’ve also bought a diamond file as SS is wearing on normal tools.
So I will be practising a lot and then sourcing a few junk banjo necks to work on later too. Will be making sure I can consistently do refrets well before I refret my pride and joy.
Found for removing some of the tangs (which I will need to do on my banjo eventually as it has a binding) a dremel works well. I also have some fret end cutters that work well.
BTW… Ignore different fret depth and fret sizes, this was to test the fret press and go through the motions of dressing the frets.