I need to add about 1/16" to the thickness of my planed neck to accommodate tuners correctly.

Right now 1/2" need 9/16".

Neck is maple, thinking about gluing about 2-3 sheets of the micro thin dark cedar wood lining in my Padron box. Great medium color, but not sure how it would take to gluing, sanding and clear coat.

Any thoughts or any similar challenges?

Thanks

Views: 326

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Yes, you are right to layer thin wood to the headstock to accommodate the tuners.  A layer of 1/16 inch thick veneer on the headstock gives a nice look. I have seen some not even color coordinated and it looks really good. 

If 1/16 is all you need, I'd go for the headstock veneer.

Try on scrap.

Taff

Similar problem on my bass... I just used thicker washers.

Shouldn’t have any problems at all if both are surfaces are level/flat, just glue & clamp evenly? 

Hi Brent, just be mindefull that the glue does not bleed through micro thin cedar, thats why I suggested a test run, also there might not be much room for much sanding either before breaking through the glue line. 

Taff

I tried the same thing and the cedar wrinkled a bit, I think the glue made the sheet swell or something.  If I did it again I would 100% cover the surface while clamping and go easy on the glue.

Hi, when I do this I make the lamination off off the peghead, then glue the overlay in one go.

I always laminate between two thick boards  and also when gluing to the peghead.

See photos:

Taff

What about drilling tuners out? My guess is this micro thin Spanish cedar will want to crack.

Whar about drilling from backside forward and have a block of wood secured to the face?

Hi Brent I take it you haven't got your brad point drills yet, so as you suggest from the back. A brad point drill is made for wood drilling and scores a line through the wood fibres prior to actual drilling. 

Taff

I've been here myself. I used a washer under the tuner washer and threaded ferrule to make the height. This works for enclosed-style tuners. Worked well for me.
^What Grandpa says! ^^^^^^^

It depends on a few things as to whether a washer will do the job or a veneer is required.

How many strings? Bass or Guitar? What type of wood are you using for the neck?

Maple is strong and a washer would probably be fine for a 3 or 4 string git. 5 or 6 string git or a Bass with more than 2 strings, I would go with the veneer for added strength.

I made a 4 string git once with a Pine neck and even though the neck had a separate fretboad glued on and a trussrod, the headstock started to ramp under string pressure. So I had to add a Oak veneer to stop the ramping. Maple is generally much harder than Pine, but some Maple is soft and can warp easily.

So you can try the washers and hope it works out or try adding the veneer and be sure.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by BrianQ. 18 hours ago. 25 Replies

Upright Ubass

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Potts Jun 20. 1 Reply

New here

Started by Clarence johnson in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Road Rash Roy Jun 18. 13 Replies

Latest Activity

A.D.EKER commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Wood Stock

"Stack em High ! in a glimps i thougt you was cutting and carving a treetrunk for a totem or a wood…"
1 minute ago
Rope Walker Country Star commented on Rope Walker Country Star's video
Thumbnail

Corsicana Girl (Dance Remix 21) - RopeWalker Country Star

"Be careful what you wish for there, UncleJohn. She’ll break your heart, sure as…"
4 minutes ago
A.D.EKER commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Cigar Box Gospel ~ Soon & Very Soon

"the Room is looking verry inspirational this Sunday Morning ! UJ  there is no sound hole in…"
8 minutes ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

BCB Jug Band i me Piggmee 2021

"the Instruments made me do it !"
20 minutes ago
Uncle John posted a photo
52 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Dark

"Always good to hear you, Buggy.  I hope you did not get splatted on the front of that freight…"
53 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Rope Walker Country Star's video
Thumbnail

Corsicana Girl (Dance Remix 21) - RopeWalker Country Star

"Just saw this on youtube and hoped it would be here.  Even better on the second listen. …"
55 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

BCB Jug Band i me Piggmee 2021

"That was different.   And fun.   "
58 minutes ago
Uncle John posted a video

Cigar Box Gospel ~ Soon & Very Soon

Gospel on 3 string cigar box guitar and tin sandwich.
1 hour ago
A.D.EKER commented on Rope Walker Country Star's video
Thumbnail

Corsicana Girl (Dance Remix 21) - RopeWalker Country Star

"Thats  is so treu , but every full blooded TEXAN Knows that the eye is every Man's best…"
1 hour ago
A.D.EKER posted a video

BCB Jug Band i me Piggmee 2021

A Jugg ,a Paint Can Bass ,a Wasch-Board for rhythm whit bell chime & woodblock, a 3 string WineBox for guitar ,a Kazoo for trumpet and Vocal for the BCB Cla...
1 hour ago
Kenichi Kikuchi liked Brendan deVallance's discussion Cardboard one string guitar
3 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->