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Timbuck
09-02-2018, 05:23 AM
I just finished a nice Soprano neck fitted the ebony fretboard It looked really nice..untill I started to dress the frets The neck was flat before I glued on the fretboard but the glue decided to spoil my day and caused the neck to warp and now I've got a negative relief in the form of a hump in the middle I tried dressing the frets and recrowning :( but it's too bad to make a decent job of it...So! tomorow the fret board is coming off and i'll have to fix it..or scrap it.:wallbash:

Pete Howlett
09-02-2018, 08:02 AM
I see a cremation on the horizon. Repairs never go well for me so I consign it to the byre before I waste a lot of time on my inevitable disappointment!

Timbuck
09-02-2018, 09:14 AM
I see a cremation on the horizon. Repairs never go well for me so I consign it to the byre before I waste a lot of time on my inevitable disappointment!
More than likely Pete..As I already have a stash of part finished necks blanks I can have a new neck made and fitted almost in the same time it takes to fix it.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/42372881535_dfcb73751d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27ym6r2)PICT0050 (https://flic.kr/p/27ym6r2) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr

resoman
09-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Ah, the dreaded Timms' crematorium!!

Timbuck
09-03-2018, 03:52 AM
The bow in this neck was about 1.5mm up at about the 5th fret..Seeing as the glue was only about 4 hours in, it hadn't fully cured I had an idea, so I clamped it down hard with a couple of C clamps on my CI surface plate with a 1.5mm aluminium shim under the hump and bent it the other way...This morning when the glue had cured I released it, and wadda you know it's now ok just a little dressing and it will be fine. :)