Mickguard Posted October 27, 2005 Report Share Posted October 27, 2005 I bought an unfinished Washburn set neck...nice price, and I know why --the neck had issues. It looks like they cut the heel/tenon too thin (thickness, not width). What they did was slap a slab of mahogany on the heel. It's the same mahogany as the neck--looks like it was scrap because it has the same two-piece construction, same center line. But they weren't too neat about it--the slab was too long and part of it was glued into the shaped area of the neck. So I'm cleaning that up right now--here's where I am so far: So far I cut most of the block off with a saw, then a rasp to get pretty close to the glue layer/neck wood. Then I used an exacto knife and to shave it down closer to the neck wood. The whitish/yellowish stuff is the glue --there's still a thin layer of wood on top of most of it. I'm wondering how to proceed from here --is there a solvent I can use the loosen up the glue? (It looks like yellow wood glue) I'm a little reluctant to use sand paper because I don't want to accidentally reshape the neck. But I suppose I can fashion a small sanding tool if it comes to that. As for the rest...I'll discuss the next steps in the thread I started in the progress section. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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