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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:38 am 
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this one is a challenge as the heel joint failed The Tenon on the heel had to be redone. It was a tricky repair. I hope you can see how I figured out the angles to refit this joint. Lost of trial and error . I clamped this using a fret board block to hold all the parts straight. As you can see all the little pieces that I used to fit angles.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:39 pm 
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Was the piece that failed, originally a separate piece from the neck, or did you cut it to effect repair?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:32 am 
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the piece that failed was the miter joint itself. I had to steam the original lock tenon out. Then make a new one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:38 am 
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http://www.maurysmusic.com/maury_s_blog ... ek_guitars

the joint pull was the lower link

check this out

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:07 pm 
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tippie53 wrote:
the piece that failed was the miter joint itself. I had to steam the original lock tenon out. Then make a new one.

That makes sense now. That's quite a repair.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Wow, great videos! The neck joint was quite a piece of Civil War Era work. I always wonder if those really old Martins were played by soldiers during the Civil War. I suppose I'd have a joint failure if I was over 150 years old. LOL The inlay work on Pearlzilla is beautiful. I'm hoping to reach that level of inlaying.


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