new steam needle for pulling necks

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tippie53
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new steam needle for pulling necks

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tried the heat cartridge THEY SUCK
too large a hole
used the stew mac needle for years but I found this
https://www.mscdirect.com/product/detai ... lsrc=aw.ds
you can make your own steam needles
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Re: new steam needle for pulling necks

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The link brought me to a listing for 1/16" stainless steel rod. Eh?
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Re: new steam needle for pulling necks

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Re: new steam needle for pulling necks

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Re: new steam needle for pulling necks

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Hard to beat the age old basketball filling needle with the end cut off above the air holes. Cheap, available locally, needs only a reasonable size hole, and the threaded end fits nicely into surgical tubing that also fits nicely on the steam vent from a yard sale espresso maker or the second choice jury rigged to a tea kettle.
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Re: new steam needle for pulling necks

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I found the 1/16 tubing allows for deeper penetration but without having to create work in fixing the hole everything hide under the fret I think I need to make a video on this
John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
president of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
http://www.bluescreekguitars.com
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