"Thanks for the input everyone. I think before I scrap the wood and rebuy I'll give the soaking and clamping method a shot. Otherwise I'll go with using the bowed sides up and call it a natural scarf joint!"
"I always build my CBG's with a steel rod reinforcement (like the older Martin guitars). If I'm fretting the oak neck itself, I rout the back of the neck, and epoxy in a piece of 3/8" round rod and, then place a "skunk…"
"You can buy special birch ply, that is ideal for bending, it's whiote wood and takes any stain you like. Be careful if you get it and make sure its the bendy variety, I was sold a very expensive sheet once that was useless, the sheets are about…"
"Be VERY careful of the 1x2 boards, they seem to be warped pretty often. Get in the habit of checking any board you choose against something straight (take a metal yard stick along). I gauge them against the rack's uprights. Check for twist…"
Hi folks! It's a year later and I'm starting on my 2nd guitar and right after I will be doing my 3rd, 4th and 5th as I'm going to sell a few then make my first 4 string electric. Anyway so I needed a few necks from Home Depot. 5 3ft. pieces of red oak cut to order. One problem is some of the 3 foot pieces are a bit bowed.Is there a way to bend the wood flat without having those plank steamers? I was thinking of maybe soaking the pieces in warm water over night then in the morning clamping them…See More
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