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matrix12x
03-26-2011, 05:35 AM
Hi All,

Can anyone recommend the best way to remove a Tenor Ukulele neck? It was attached using Titebond glue and has two 1/4 inch dowels.

Timbuck
03-26-2011, 06:54 AM
Is it a completed uke ?..fretboard attached ?..and laquered ?...Here is a video that might help..but I wouldn't do it like this.:D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaYJG4HKVU8

matrix12x
03-26-2011, 07:28 AM
yeah it is completed with the fretboard attached, not laquered yet though.

Timbuck
03-26-2011, 08:31 AM
For a start you have to unglue the fretboard extension just past where it joins the body...There are few ways of doing this on U-Tube, but a thin bladed tool will be needed and heat... and watch out for any plastic binding that may get in the way and melt.

matrix12x
03-28-2011, 01:32 PM
So I ended up making some tea, and while doing so, I held the neck joint over the teapot, which was boiling water. The steam let me work a metal spatula, like you use for spackeling drywall (however that is spelled), into the joint to help pry things apart. After a few min of this the neck joint came apart nicely.