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Saving this neck??

Started this discussion. Last reply by skip kern May 31, 2020. 8 Replies

Hi to all: i salvaged this neck from a box i acquired: i have a few nice wood boxes of different sizes: i could use some ideas as to how to attach the neck to the box as it does not go through: see…Continue

BIRDS EYE MAPLE FOR NECKS

Started this discussion. Last reply by skip kern Apr 19, 2020. 17 Replies

Have a question about using some birds eye maple wood i have had for a very long time: the wood was cut by my grandfather in Eagle Lake Me in the 50s and he was going to make a work bench: that never…Continue

FORGED STRING FERRULE

Started Apr 11, 2020 0 Replies

Thought i would post a couple of pictures of the string ferrule bar i made this morning on my box: i wanted to add a little of myself to this guitar so i forged up a bar so the the ball ends cant get…Continue

 

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skip kern and Doug Krantz are now friends
Jun 5, 2020
skip kern commented on Doug Krantz's blog post 1947 plymouth hubcap
"Doug: this is great: as a hot rodder i have some old ford v-8 hub caps form the 1930s: the caps look to be about the same size: the ford ones i believe are one piece: nice, skip"
Jun 4, 2020
skip kern replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"Taffy: the pictures are what i needed: i am not committed to this box: i have others to choose from so i have options: as a traditional blacksmith i use hand tools and old ways to do my metal work: doing wood work follows the same approach: i like…"
May 31, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"Hi skip, its hard to advise you what to do as I do not know what tools or woodwork skills you have, I usually show what I do and leave any alterations to the builder to suit their situation. In your drawing you show a small heal built into the neck…"
May 30, 2020
skip kern replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"Keith: thanks, stands to reason it should not change, but was not sure about it: it only changes when the distance between the frets change? hence the different scale: sk"
May 30, 2020
Keith Rearick replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"No your fret board length, will not change, from removing some of the fret board.  Some people will only put 12 to 15 frets on, just because they don't play the higher notes."
May 30, 2020
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skip kern replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"a couple more questions: are you saying i should remove some fret board to lengthen the neck so more goes inside the box or fill in the cut out on the neck and cut the box top to accept the neck and fret board? if i were to cut back the fret board…"
May 30, 2020
skip kern replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
May 30, 2020
skip kern replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"Taffy: thanks for your reply: your photos are big help: i did a quick sketch as a possible: see photo: thoughts? the scale is fender,25.5: i will see where the bridge lands: at the lumber store i found poplar in the following size: all are 24"…"
May 30, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to skip kern's discussion Saving this neck??
"Hi Skip, first I would suggest that you ensure that the scale length of that neck puts the bridge in a suitable location on your new box. I use a neck block and a heal, one inside the box and the other outside, this allows me to bolt the necks on…"
May 29, 2020
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Saving this neck??

Hi to all: i salvaged this neck from a box i acquired: i have a few nice wood boxes of different sizes: i could use some ideas as to how to attach the neck to the box as it does not go through: see attached photos of what i have work with:  any help will greatly appreciated: skSee More
May 29, 2020
skip kern replied to David Bowes's discussion Pickup position help?
"David: a fender stratocaster bridge pickup is angled the same way: you could try a pickup with adjustable poles to get the tone you want: hope this is of some help: sk"
Apr 26, 2020
skip kern replied to Josh Thompson's discussion Damaged During Shipping To Client
"i meant to add this before i hit post: if it was damaged in shipment, chalk it up to careless handling: let the carrier make good: if a customer is at fault that's whole different matter: IE: "fishy" sk"
Apr 21, 2020
skip kern replied to Josh Thompson's discussion Damaged During Shipping To Client
"Josh: if it broke during shipment then there should be damage to the box: the carrier should have been notified and a claim issued: i am guessing it was insured for damage or loss: look into it a little further: in the end you always want to work…"
Apr 21, 2020

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