Devon Headen Posted May 10, 2005 Report Share Posted May 10, 2005 So I've been working on a new build the last couple've days (yes, I was the first with the limba/ziricote combo thanks ). Last night I was levelling the scarfed section of the fretboard plane with the plank. I'm putting a little pressure on the headstock surface, because I switched to truing it up. I hear 'CRACK' and think '#$%$, what was that?!?!'. I give the scarf a little tug and it pulls free from the rear headstock veneer. 'So now I have a scarfed headstock veneer on the neck shaft. Oh well, at least that joint is good. Let's test it to make sure.....' CRACK'. "#%$^" and then a fist fight with the wall ensued. Somehow the wall always wins without throwing a punch . So after stewing over what the problem; 'I know the surface prep was perfect, and I've never had a glue joint fail, what is the stinking deal?!,' it occurred to me; my glue had been in the shop all winter. I wasn't sure whether it had frozen or not, but apparently it did, because I KNOW that surface was perfect. I think I might be able to salvage the neck still, but only time will tell. Lessons learned: 1. Don't leave your glue in freezing weather 2. When in doubt (I was), buy new glue 3. Test your glue joints. Luckilly this all happened when I only had maybe 5 or 6 hours in the neck, and like I said I might be able to salvage materials. I don't post many problems that I had here, because most of them have been covered 8 or 10 times. I only remember reading that freezing screws up glue once way back in the mimf archives, so I thought I'd bring this issue a little attention. Has anyone else had this problem? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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