SawDust_Junkie Posted February 9, 2005 Report Share Posted February 9, 2005 I just did my first scarf joint (for the second time actually) on the project I am working on. It is a LP DC copy that I am building with a set neck. The first time I did the scarf joint on this neck, I discovered that I had cut the joint from the wrong point and the angle of the headstock started abot 2 " further from the heel than I had planned. I didn't catch this until I had already glued the thing together. Oh well, at least the joint was further out rather than closer in to the heel. I was able to re-cut the joint and do it over again. The thing I had the most trouble with was clamping the joint together. The joint will clamp together great dry, but when you add the glue, it acts as a lubricant and the joint wants to slip as soon as you put clamp pressure on it. The solution I came up with probably wasn't the best, but it worked for me. I clamped the joint together dry, and since the neck blank is wider than my neck will be, by about 5/8" at the nut, I drilled a hole on each side of where the edge of the neck will be when I cut it down to final shape. I drilled a 3/16" hole all the way through both pieces of the scarf joint and then when I glued it together, I placed a dowell rod through the two holes to keep the joint aligned. The holes will cut away when I cut the neck down and the dowels worked great and held the joint in place while clamping it. How does everyone here clamp their scarf joints ? I know there has to be a better solution, but mine seemd to work pretty well., but you do have to be careful when drilling the holes ! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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