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    Try heat as well as vinger and prying, put a rag around the joint and heat up the entire wood area avoid fret board you want to make the entire area really hot without burning, a paint gun can do it but dont scorch the timber, When the woods really hot to touch try the solvents and prying...It take a bucket load of time but works.
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    Back again. Can't believe I have left this project abandoned for over two years. Someone gave us a steam cleaner so after four or five attempts managed to get the neck off. Lots if collateral damage to sort out but at least I can be moving forward.

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    better late than never
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    Let's get this party (re)started

    Another bunch of time has passed. Time to pick up the pieces. Today I glued and clamped some of the bits that came unstuck during the steaming and dismantling process. Don't see where to post photos. Posting on my phone browser. Might have to fire up the mainframe. I'll be back.
    --- Over what hill? I don't remember any hill! ---

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    For Photos, “Go Advanced”, “Manage Attachments” and you’ll have to take it from there. I use a photo resizing app to reduce the photo to fit the Pit Bull size limitations.

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    Glad you got the neck off - looking forward to seeing where you're at with it
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    Some of the collateral damage from the neck removal
    --- Over what hill? I don't remember any hill! ---

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    Putting it back together.
    --- Over what hill? I don't remember any hill! ---

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    Get that neck on!

    This time we're going to get the neck on a bit straighter.

    First attach the tailpiece. Folded paper to give a small gap to avoid rattles and buzzes.

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    Then insert the bridge posts (but not the bushings). I wrapped gaffa around the threads so they would be a snug fit in the post holes.

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    Popped the neck on with some E strings and the bridge. This is where the neck wants to sit. Still not quite straight enough.

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    Here we have a clarinet reed wedge pushing it a bit straighter. Within tolerance. I can recut the grooves in the bridge saddles for final precise alignment, or maybe get a floating bridge.

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    Here goes. Fingers crossed. Glued. Really don't want to have to take this apart again! Pickups just sitting there for show.

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    --- Over what hill? I don't remember any hill! ---

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    Needs healing!

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    Had a bit of blackwood the right thickness.

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    Sanded and filled. Not the flushest join. Also apparent is damage on the bout from the steam. Will be going for a darker back and sides to cover this up.

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    Likewise on other side.
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    --- Over what hill? I don't remember any hill! ---

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