Can this neck be saved? Another question John

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Diane Kauffmds
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Re: Can this neck be saved? Another question John

Post by Diane Kauffmds »

Thanks John
Diane Kauffmds
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Re: Can this neck be saved? Another question John

Post by Diane Kauffmds »

Well, the neck reset from hell is done. For better or worse, this is how I did it.

I installed (2) 1/4" dowels, close to the fingerboard, on each side of the truss rod. I chalked them, so by installing the dovetail to the point where the dowels hit the top, I was able to mark where they hit.

I took a measurement of distance from the fretboard to the center of each dowel, and using that measurement, marked where to drill the holes to receive the dowels, in the bottom of the dovetail mortise. I drilled the holes with a 1/4" bit.

I decided that as long as the dowels were glued on 3 sides, I could simply slide them into place. Using a 1/4" router bit, I routed slots for the dowels to slide into the drilled holes. I applied glue to everything, and set the neck.
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