Hey CBG-ers. I am attempting my first scarf joint, and had a few questions.
When finishing your scarf joint (all glued together), how much of a seam can you still see, none at all, easily see or just a little.
If you do have a seam after finishing the gluing, what are you methods for making the seam not so apparent? Will painting or staining take care of it?
I can`t get my hands on any good gorilla glue here in Japan. BUT I think what I am using is pretty strong. Do many of you who DO NOT use gorilla glue have good results with your joints?
I am following the tutorial in the HOW TO SECTION of the website. Are there any other tutorials that any of you follow that might have some added insite?
Am I thinking too much on this, or should I just go with it?
Thanks for your time. And happy building to all of you.
One trick I found on the web for clamping is to align both halves of the joint and then use masking tape at the back part of the seam (dry fit). Then fold back the headstock piece, apply glue on both pieces, fold back and clamp. I tried all sorts of jigs and this works better than anything and is fast. The tape does a great job of holding the two halves in place so I can get the piece clamped down properly without the two pieces sliding all over.
I second the "no Gorilla Glue" sentiment. That stuff is crap in my opinion, Titebond 1 all the way.
Just to piggyback on the whole scarf joint thread I had a question for you all? What degree scarf joint do you use? I read some stuff online and ended up using 13 degree's like a Gibson, but it still seemed kind of steep to my eye.