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Another question for those who dabble with scarf joints for the headstock/neck: I don't use power tools exept my dremmel and drill so all my cuts are by hand. But my scarf joint cuts are uneven and require a lot of extra work to make them look decent. Any suggestions on the best type of hand saw to get a straighter/cleaner cut? I've tried a coping saw, laminate saw, a Stanley "Fine Finish" hand saw, and even a hack saw. The only thing left to try that I can see would be one of those Japanese style double-edged saws, or possibly a box saw (which look a lot like the aforementioned Stanley saw). A miter box doesn't give me the angle I need/want for the cuts (looking at 12-15 degree angles). Any thoughts? Unfortunately I don't have access to a table/band/scroll saw- otherwise I'd make my cuts and call it a day!
Any and all comments welcome and appreciated!
don,try this method of making a tipped headstock, you glue the finished edges instead of sawn edges
Well, that makes sense- and I feel rather silly. I will dfinately try that on my next build........ although I do have to admit that I invested in a band saw, which should also help.
If anybody is interested in the Balalaika set of plans that Rand Moore mentioned in his post dated January 31, I have posted the link below.