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Truss rod without power tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan yesterday. 27 Replies

Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders,After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandolin, an ukulele, and a diddley bow I feel ready to graduate to…Continue

Messages that come with friend requests...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Dec 31, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi all,Stupid little question: If you get a friend request and accept it, how can you read the message that was attached to the friend request afterwards?I just accepted two people as friends, but…Continue

Deer bone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 27, 2017. 10 Replies

Happy holidays everybody!I have these deer bones lying around here (the meat around the bones was our Christmas dinner...) and I was wondering whether I could turn them into nuts and/or bridges for…Continue

Adding some kind of weight to balance CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 29, 2017. 26 Replies

Hi all,  Does anybody have experience with putting some kind of weight into the box to balance a CBG? My second build turned out perfect, nice low action, perfect intonation, great sound and so much…Continue

 

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Jerry Jordan replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"You sir are correct, cross grain laminate is strong enough to leave out the metal bar,., but I guess this thread is about installing a bar..."
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Seaman Jay replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"It'll work with two pieces (2) as well, can be done with a dovetail saw, regular or Japanese... For a smaller builds a cross-grain laminate (1) is more than enough..."
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Tim Hooper replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"You can get double-action adjustable truss rods quite cheaply on Ebay. Although I routed out the slot on my 6-string, from the rear, I don't see any reason why you couldn't laminate a neck around the truss rod. Tim"
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George Koch replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"If there is a high school in your area that hasa wood shop, ask the teacher if someone could rout out your neck for a truss rod.  You could offer to give a talk on what you are doing.  There might even be students who would be interested…"
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Rob Todd replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"There are instructional videos on You Tube on how to make your own. To be fair it looks harder than making a three string!"
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Joe Williams replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"I've built 15 guitars. I don't use truss rods. I bury a length of 1/2" square tube in the neck. None of them have moved yet."
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Hans replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Oh wow, and now my discussion is featured in the newsletter... I guess these are my 15 minutes of CBN fame!"
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Grandpa replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Don, I have used this method on several builds using bars, heavy round music wire, and such. Glued 'em in the slot with epoxy, then covered with the fret board. Except the one I cut into the back of the neck, like a jackass. That required…"
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Jerry Jordan replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"I hear if you inlay Viagra pills as fretboard dots it'll never warp.,.,"
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Don Craig replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"My thought, for my next, is to use a 1/8 X 1/2" hardware store aluminum bar.  It would be installed vertically against the potential warp.  I would cut the groove on a table saw (so that disqualifies this idea from the conversation)…"
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Matt Quinney replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"That is beautiful, Kirk!"
Feb 9
Kirk replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"On the home page of the forum, there's a "Featured Discussions" header.  This thread is at the top."
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Also, you can imagine looking at your drawing, that depending on the thickness of the neck, the deeper you go with the slot the less wood to wood gluing area you have. But on the other hand if the bar is say 7mmx12mm you have more gluing area for…"
Feb 6
Jerry Jordan replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Shane, I used to be a Wishnevsky collector.,I was up to 25 or so before the big sell-off.,.,I still have 5 or 6 from the old days., Have to say you have some nice builds yourself,. !!"
Feb 6
Hans replied to Eric Lettau's discussion Sound post?
"Thanks, Taff! That is very likely the explanation. There is some bracing in my mandolin, but probably not enough for the pressure of eight strings - I'm learning a lot here!"
Feb 6
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Just got an email saying: "Your discussion "Truss rod without power tools" was just featured on Cigar Box Nation." Wow! That sounds like a great honor! ...but what exactly does that mean? And yes, I'll keep all of you posted…"
Feb 6
Hans replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Thanks, Taffy, Whether the truss rod is being pushed out because the glue joint fails probably also depends on the kind of glue you use to glue the metal to the wood, right? I was thinking epoxy..."
Feb 6

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