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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:55 pm 
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Here is what I used. It's just a scrap jig I built years ago to hang a heat lamp over cello fingerboards. Add some cardboard and some heavy aluminum foil for shielding and it worked like a champ! Only the truss rod is in the direct heat, and I was able to reach underneath periodically and make sure the neck shaft wasn't getting hot enough to do finish damage.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:00 pm 
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Kbore-

I admit I thought about variations on your idea, but I just wasn't confident I could control the heat.

I was also unsure if i could generate enough heat with a lamp to break the epoxy bond, but John was on the money. You could see the epoxy get gooey, and the hottest part of the rod was about 240 degrees at any given point. Hot, but controllable. I used a screwdriver in the end of the tube and GENTLY pried it out as the glue let go. The neck shaft is pretty fragile without the fingerboard, so you must let the heat do the work and not force anything.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Nice, glad it worked out!! I’ll be cataloging that one.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:42 pm 
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To remove a square Martin truss rod split it full length with a dremmel tool. Widen the slot as much as needed and crunch it in with a vise grip and it will break away.You will have to cut several notches in the wood to get the vise grip in


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Hoss Guitars wrote:
To remove a square Martin truss rod split it full length with a dremmel tool. Widen the slot as much as needed and crunch it in with a vise grip and it will break away.You will have to cut several notches in the wood to get the vise grip in


Sounds kind of invasive?


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