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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:40 am 
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I have a conversion we are doing in a class this week. I have heard of it but this is the first time I had to deal with a split neck block. There was some poor work done on this before we started. There was a screw that was in the side next to the neck and I suspect that may have helped to split it. Regardless here are some pics on how I got it out. I first drilled a few holes to help steam the block . We also had a crack in the side so we taped that to help stabilize it while working on the block. Steam helped some but in the end I used an iron and heated from the out side. Knowing we are doing a refin I used any access I could. We are also replacing the back strip so I could use that area for holes. Took about 45 min but we managed to get it out and clean up the area, I did cut off the front of the original block and glued it to the replacement.

I will notify Martin of the neck block repair for the q list.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:01 pm 
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tippie53 wrote:
I did cut off the front of the original block and glued it to the replacement.


Sweet.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:34 pm 
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getting closed
we closed the box today
routed out the old 28 style back strip and set in the new old style 40's style back strip


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:24 pm 
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this is the end product
came out better than planned


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