Looking for ideas on supporting a nut from the back side on a scarf joint other than grooving out a notch for the nut to fit into.Seems I saw a pic of a build once where their was some support…Continue
So on earlier builds I am noticing some bowed necks, wood mainly maple with glued fretboard on top then secured inside the box with blocks.Lately I have been reinforcing the neck with material that…Continue
Latest build finds the bridge to end of Box at 1 3-8", asking for ideas or pics on string mounting at tail end.Not a neck through, thought about hinge but too lengthy to bridge, almost need something…Continue
"When I first saw just the title of the thread, all I could think of is that the best ides for supporting nuts is actually a tree... Just make sure you get there before the squirrels! ;-D
But more seriously, I did do a few nuts using acrylic and it…"
"Yup . . . that almost always works. No need to reinvent the wheel on this.
I generally use a zero fret, but glue a bone or plastic nut against the end of the fingerboard for use as a string guide.
Prior to the gluing, test fit the nut both for width…"
"Hi Brent, lots of good ideas here. Most of the time I just glue my bone or ebony nuts up against the end of the fingerboard and the surface of the peghead. Never had an issue, may not work in every situation but when I do use it, it works fine.
My name is Jerry and I'm a nut. Self-supporting, but I have been on the dole too, as well...yeah it seems a bit of wood behind the nut, clamped n glued would do the trick...I personally like a big zero fret unless I'm going for higher…"
"I've been using a bolt/screw for a nut on my CBG's for awhile now. I use a half-round file to make a groove for the screw. I usually add a drop of super glue so it doesn't fall off when changing strings.
Gluing or screwing a piece of…"
"I saw one someplace( sorry looked at so many videos and pictures) where the bone or ivory nut had 2-3 countersunk screws into the fretboard from the tuner side. Also saw some where the head had a piece of wood laminated and shaped like the…"
Looking for ideas on supporting a nut from the back side on a scarf joint other than grooving out a notch for the nut to fit into.Seems I saw a pic of a build once where their was some support behind the nut on the tuner side so it was supported from the front on the fretboard end and backThanksSee More
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