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Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 1. 33 Replies

Hi all,  I just recently joined the Cigar Box Nation!  I happened upon this site while building my first cigar box guitar.  I have learned a lot from all of you in regards to building these awesome…Continue

 

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Grandpa liked Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
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Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Glad to be of help."
Jan 1
Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"That came out nice and straight."
Jan 1
Paul Cezanne replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"I've been wresting with ways to get the strings off the nut for my cello-bo and its been a hack and a kludge and broken strings. All of this because I didn't think i had the skills to make that "Bent neck thingee." And I check…"
Jan 1
Leslie Cumberland replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Yes O K first I need to get me some tools, a saw, and a plane, not an air plane, spoke shave something else sandpaper etc etc wood could help to start lol. Thanks Paul appreciate your thoughts and help "
Dec 31, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Happy New Blessed Year to all. Take your time, patience pays off, think it all out before doing anything, measure twice, cut once and beat into place. LOL If you mess up, it's no big deal. fix it if you can or cover it up and play dumb or say…"
Dec 31, 2017
Leslie Cumberland replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Got yer Paul, thanks for the help here, right now Im mentally visualizing the work and how Im gonna do the neck, slow and easy does it right? Im working to make a 4 string Cigarbox job. It is really fun looking, I will get there eventually and very…"
Dec 31, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"These are non-adjustable steel rods. That one was a bit too big, but I already had it so I used it. Any git with 4 or more strings at 25" scale or longer would be a good idea to have a trussrod. Was a furniture builder at one time and that…"
Dec 31, 2017
Leslie Cumberland replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Hey your doing great thanks for the pictures  and your installing a trussrod wow you must have some great tools and knowledge about woodworking"
Dec 31, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Yes you do have to be careful where your drilling. I got those a little too close to the edge of the neck. You don't want the screws too close to the edge or too close to the middle if your going to have a trussrod. These pics show how the…"
Dec 31, 2017
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Your welcome!"
Dec 30, 2017
Leslie Cumberland replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Hey Paul Thats a great Idea, I am going to use it Thank you for sharing, Have to be careful where to screw though right?"
Dec 30, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Lately I've been dry fitting the pieces together, clamp and drill 2 holes for short wood screws(don't want to go through on the bottom piece), take apart and apply glue. Put the 2 pieces back together and screw them together tight(this…"
Dec 30, 2017
Leslie Cumberland replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Thanks for the helpfull information "
Dec 30, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"Old thread, still good info to resurrect for the new guy, one piece of advice, when gluing the 2 back together, use another piece of wood to clamp against to aid in the shorter cut piece glue up where it's the thinnest, wipe of excess glue…"
Dec 30, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Rick's discussion Easy Scarf Joint on Miter saw.
"That's the way I've done mine for awhile, but I didn't have the jig. It's probably a good idea fro me to finally make the jig. I make my necks out of Red Oak. You need to not rush the cut on the harder woods because the blade can…"
Dec 30, 2017

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At 5:08pm on May 25, 2012, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…

Hi Rick, welcome to cbg world.

At 7:02am on May 18, 2012, James Mellozzo/ Nikita Guitars said…

Hey Rick, I'm new here too, But I do have years of building custom guitars under my belt, I would be glad to answer any questions you might have on your next build.

Thanks James 

you can check out my work at www.nikitaguitars.com

At 7:00am on May 18, 2012, James Mellozzo/ Nikita Guitars said…

Hey Rick, I'm new here too, But I do have years of building custom guitars under my belt, I would be glad to answer any questions you might have on your next build.

Thanks James 

you can check out my work at www.nikitaguitars.com

 
 
 

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