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 Post subject: Changing neck type
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:13 pm 
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Is there any reason why I couldn't turn a dovetail joint into a bolt on joint by putting bolts in through the neck block and not gluing the joint ??


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 Post subject: Re: Changing neck type
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:18 pm 
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you can but it will work against the dovetail

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 Post subject: Re: Changing neck type
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:22 pm 
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You might do better if you changed the dovetail to a straight mortise and tenon, but I'm not at all sure how one would go about doing that. I think you would have to fill in the cutout in the neck block in the body,fill in the sides of the dovetail with tapered wedge-shaped pieces, then cut the mortise and tendon.

I'm doing a mortise and tenon bolt-on neck on the Regal mandolin overhaul, but I wasn't starting with an existing dovetail joint and I'm carving a complete new neck.


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