26 Curt Wilson 8 months ago Hi Curt, Perhaps I wasn’t using the right words… That damn language thing…. ; ) I agree, the crowning is a lot of work. But the finishing after that I also find a lot of work. I do it by hand so it’s very labor-intensive…. (a few steps of sandpaper, steel wool and then polish). I like the first part were you are getting to know the neck and get the fret heights to where they should be. That’s fun. But if you have done enough fretwork in your life the rest can get a bit boring. It's a bunch of steps you have to repeat 21 or 22 times..... Do you finish the frets up by hand or machine? I use a combination of soft and hard blocks using wet paper starting at 400 and going to 5000 then I put the wheel on it. The cool thing about using different blocks is that it helps with the rounding.It is mind numbing stuff but there isn't any stress involved.