Dee Ann
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Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Mar 19. 27 Replies

Hello,I'm new to CBN and on my first cbg build. I'm trying to build a 3 string cbg using a scarf joint with poplar 1x2 stock.  I originally was going to have a longer headstock but do to trial and…Continue

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Mar 20
Dee Ann replied to Alan Hergert's discussion Prayer Request in the group CBG Nation's Chapel
"What a great opportunity. Lifting you up in prayer."
Mar 20
Dee Ann replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That is pretty cool."
Mar 20
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"The joint will hold, especially if you overlay a fingerboard. A large number of commercial fits are done exactly this way."
Mar 19
Dee Ann replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"Thankk you, Fred."
Mar 19
Uncle Fred replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"Dee,I have access to an electric planer and plane a long piece of 3/4"x1.5" head material to 5/8" thick.  This could be done with a table saw and fence or a band saw and fence.  A 6' piece will produce a lot of head…"
Mar 19
Dee Ann replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Wow!!! Nice!  Are those scarf joints machine cut?"
Mar 19
Dee Ann replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"No worries Darryl.  I ended up going with Chickenbone John's suggestion of shaving off a little from the top, creating a longer headstock.  It worked out well.  I'm finally over that little road block and am on my way to the…"
Mar 18
Dee Ann replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"Very nice!! Love that tin and the slotted headstock.  Yes, I see one in my future. Thanks for sharing."
Mar 18
darryl kernaghan replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"My mistake Dee Ann, from your original post i thought you were running out of neck length, that is the only reason i suggested thinning the bottom, if you have plenty of wood , certainly thin the top, it helps everything, break angle h/stock length…"
Mar 18
Wade replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"More than one way to skin a cat - another option would be to  cut a slot through the center of your headstockand mount your tuners on the side. The advantage is you do not have to remove any thickness to your headstock!"
Mar 18
David McQueen replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"If you have clamps, and you should have clamps, use carpenter's glue. Well smoothed and clamped, the wood will break before the joint. If you have garage sals in your area, that is where you look for cheap small clamps. I use about 10 clamps…"
Mar 18
David McQueen replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"Dee Ann, cut your headstock to depth. Then make yourself a sanding board. Glue sandpaper on a small piece of plywood or chipboard. Smooth the cut on the sanding board and apply the veneer. Even a thin veneer is strengthening."
Mar 18
Dee Ann replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Thanks. This picture is so huge and doesn't show the whole jig. Any idea how to make the pic smaller and zoomed out?"
Mar 18
Dee Ann replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Today I built a fret jig.  I couldn't be happier! It was a nice experiment working with the leftover wood pieces I'm using on my first cbg.  It cuts perfectly!!! I used a teak oil to see how the cherry and the poplar came out.…"
Mar 18
Dee Ann replied to Dee Ann's discussion Need help on scarf joint headstock thinning and tuners
"Thanks Ron.  I actually started with 6" of extra headstock.  A couple of scarf joints later....I was down to 2 7/8" for the head.  Great learning curve! :) I'm skeptical of the scarf joint holding up to string pressure…"
Mar 18

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At 9:17am on March 5, 2017, Uncle John said…

It sounds like you've done your homework and that your build is going good.  Most of us love to build - but truth be told, most of us have some frustration and flops.  But most of the time, we get a playable instrument.

 
 
 

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