Another Lesson on Being Patient…

I learned that a coping saw works well for cutting a scarf, but maintain the same pace throughout… Don’t rush when you are this close to finishing the cut.i actually used a flat rasp to remove stock then cleaned it up with my smoothing plane. I glued this shortly afterwards. Advertisements

Cleaning up the Scarf

I’ll need to do the same procedure with the other neck, then I’ll take them both to the shop to route the truss rod channel and rough cut the neck profile on the bandsaw. So far it’s looking good.

The Way I Scarf

I’ve received a few questions regarding the way I started doing scarf joints. I adapted my method from watching other builders like Dylan from daemoness and Aaron from blackwater guitars. Basically you rough shape your head piece as a block and glue it on without marching the angle. I did this because when I used…

Snafu and New Solutions

So I hit a snag. The first picture shows one side of the fretboard improperly glued. This needs fixing. I think the problem was the beam I used on top to evenly apply pressure only did so in a small area across the board. The side beams weren’t helping that situation either. Well I learned…

Bahamut’s Head Scarf Glued

I love it when I can end the night with something glued and clamped! Tomorrow is truss rod routing time! And if I’m lucky ill be installing the T-nut bolt system like on my last build.

Scarf Joint was Yes!

Yup. Scarf joint was a success. There was an ample amount of glue squeeze out from each area, and with 600lbs of pressure for over 24 hrs should have left the joint stronger than the wood itself! Now time to glue the ears on the headstock and take it to JD Cabinets for some jointing…

Gluing the scarf!

This was terrifying. I just looked at both pieces and said to myself… What if I screw up… Then I said who cares, it’s just wood. I scratched up the mating surfaces just to give the glue more to work with. I jut assumed that if the joining area is too smooth, it won’t stick…

All Ready For Planing

The scarf joint is all ready. Time to get it planed. Since I don’t have the necessary tools I’m gonna get this done at a nearby lumber yard. Then it’s the final fitting, gluing of the scarf and headplate and routing of the truss rod. That will be done with my deremel trio. Let’s pray…

Truing the Scarf Joint

The scarf joint is cut but looks quite jagged. Typically people use routers on jigs for a perfect cut but I’m more likely to injure myself in the process as I have no idea how to properly use a router. Using a hand saw on a piece of hardwood is tough. I have a small…

Ghetto Mitre Jiggery

So… How hard can it really be? And yes I used an iPhone protractor…don’t hate.