Before the final sanding there were a few last minute things to do. First, the peg head had to be slimmed down to accommodate the Gotah tuners. I needed to reduce the thickness to 11 mm. or a hair more. That was a job for my new Shinto rasp.
and here is the result. It is going to work just fine.
Next was leveling the frets with this perfectly flat "fret guru", There is sandpaper on the bottom of this flat bar that levels any high frets, but the challenge now is to smooth the frets up again.
so with various tools you recreate the rounded, smooth fret. One way is simply fine sandpaper. Note the protective shield over the fret.
and then they are further smoothed with these "eraser" things with mild abrasive in them.
and finally you test your success with this "rocker" guage. It spans three frets and if you can rock it, the fret in the center is high. A great tool. the goal is that nothing rocks.