Monday, October 1, 2012

Dealing With Uh Ohs

They happen even to best luthiers. You know, those pesky little accidents that most of the big time guitar manufactures won't even deal with. They just throw the piece away and start over. I don't have that luxury nor am I able to justify the practice morally.

Yesterday while final shaping a neck, I had an uh oh. The following photos show how I fixed it:

There is no way I can throw out a neck because of something so small.

After cleaning out the chip with a hobby knife, I cut a piece of Maple and glued it into place with extra thick, slow set CA glue.

Twenty minutes later, I cut the piece and sanded it to match. After the finish is applied, I doubt anyone will be able to see the repair.

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