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Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Feb 23. 16 Replies

So I was looking at a friends shop the other day and I find this 2" dowel. Just looking at it it seems like if you ripped it long ways it might make a nice strong CBG neck. I figure I must be missing…Continue

 

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Grandpa replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?
"Big ol' 1 string diddley bow neck."
Feb 23
Slim Pickens replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?
"That is GREAT advice and anyone considering doing anything like this should definitely secure the material like a BOSS. I can just imagine the misery that would follow if you did not."
Feb 23
Slim Pickens replied to Richard Dean's discussion Fretless marking advice
"I think toothpicks would do the trick.Cut the slots glue in the toothpick frets and smooth them off."
Feb 23
Slim Pickens liked Taffy Evans's discussion Some neck fitting styles I use.
Feb 22
Jerry Jordan replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?
"My 2 cents is be careful.,.,feeding a dowel to a table saw can be tricky.,,.I would mount it to a "carrier" board.,., and be careful.,.,.,I tried ripping a baseball bat without the "carrier" board and I'm lucky to still be…"
Feb 22
Paul Craig replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?
"Why work so hard when someone else has done some of the work right? ;)"
Feb 22
Paul Craig replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?
"Fantastic!"
Feb 22

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