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    Re: bits to cut inlays

    Ouch, that hurts, what width?

    Steve
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    Re: Satin NC lacquer how to advice needed

    If painting a stain finish, then dont use gloss at all for any of the stages, nothing worse than doing a final rub down to have areas of gloss amongst the satin finish.

    Stay satin from start to...
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    Whilst yes it can now support strings, he has IMO too much end grain joining happening now, all those inserts have end grain to end grain joins, it makes for an incredibly weak joint.

    When...
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    I dont see how the supplier in the link has a better quality neck than gibson supplies already, the issue is the design is more prone to breakage when dropped or treated to abuse, the issue is also...
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    Dis-agree on some fronts, so long as you are honest with a customer or friend and you possess the willingness to give it a go, then why not, treat it not a as a profit making exercise but an exercise...
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    If you have a new neck then you can use that as a donor for a reverse headstock graft, i would advise against using any dowels, totally unrequired

    Attached link, shows this being done step by step...
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    Yep did not see that they had sanded it smooth. Will likely need to be re-inforced after gluing or make a new headstock

    Steve
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    That is an easy fix, plenty of long grain to glue back up, with some good refinishing it will be invisible, no splines or re-inforcement required

    Its not bad enough to replace the whole headstock,...
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    Thats a clean back removal, nice work

    Steve
  10. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    V joint is a tricky one to get right, i totally agree its a strong joint, approximatley 45minutes IMO for any luthier to cut and make.

    Scarf joint incredibly simplistic and takes less than 5...
  11. Thread: Necks

    by mirwa
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    Re: Necks

    Totally okay, my job is not to convince you.:)

    Steve
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    Re: Necks

    No research imo is required, hundreds of thousands of instruments exist if not millions with scarfed head stocks that have not failed, I have seen a couple of failures in my repair life on the glue...
  13. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    Yes scarfed is way stronger.

    A one piece neck has got long grain running the length of the neck, but once it transitions into the headstock it has a long grain length of around 14mm or less, as...
  14. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    Scarfed necks are far stronger than one piece necks, one piece necks are far more aesthetically pleasing than scarfed necks, as mentioned above, mandolin necks being smaller can utilise wood better,...
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    Re: cnc and or router pantograph

    My first cnc router i built myself 15yrs ago, i later sold that for more than it cost me to build it, i now have three cnc routers in my shop and a duplicator, i do not have a pantograph, so cannot...
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    Re: Not mine.....is this bad?

    I feel quality or brand of instrument has little to do with the use of a stacked heel. Its typical of saying only a carved one piece headstock is superior to a scarfed headstock, its just not true....
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    Re: Why use a heel cap?

    Old school method of extending the back over the heel leads to a super strong joint, violins, cellos and dbl basses still use this method today.

    New school method of making the box and making the...
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    Re: Not mine.....is this bad?

    It amazes me the use of screws in peoples repairs and construction, lutherie does not require them, clean/glue/clamp.

    Steve
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    Re: Not mine.....is this bad?

    That is simply a glue fail in a stacked heel constructed neck, steam the slot clean, squeeze some glue in, clamp and leave 24hrs, some paint and its as good as it was new.

    Steve
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    Re: Who makes their own truss rods?

    How i do it

    http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Dual_Acting_Trussrod.html

    Steve
  21. Thread: Nut slot fix.

    by mirwa
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    Re: Nut slot fix.

    Really simple get you going, knock the nut out, superglue a piece of paper to the bottom and put the nut back on, instant 4 thou lift to all strings, as permanent as you want it to be as well
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    Re: Abandoned instruments???

    By law in our country (australia), you must if all attempts have been made to contact the owner, list in a local newspaper that said instruments that belong to xx person are being sold at public...
  23. Re: How to Protect the Truss Rod cavity during a mando neck repai

    Straw is fine
  24. Thread: Truss rods

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    Re: Truss rods

    I make my own
    http://www.mirwa.com.au/HTS_Dual_Acting_Trussrod.html

    Steve
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    Re: How do they do frets at big factories?

    Plek, whilst great, cannot do banjos, mandos, ukeís, sitarís and so forth.

    If itís a plain guitar with standard frets, that is not true temp frets or compensated frets or multi scale frets, then...
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