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I'm about to glue my rosewood board onto the mahaogany neck and have a question. Should I be careful about getting too much glue on top of the trussrod or into the trussrod channel? Would the rod getting glued to the board impede it's ability to flex??

First time builder. Sorry if this has been covered somewhere else. Thanks.

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I do as stewmac suggests. put 3/4" masking down over it, glue up around it, pull off the tape and you'rel eft with a 3/4" space with now glue... HOWEVER, some glue will squeeze into the space when you clamp down. According to stewmac, if you put an even layer of glue it'll squeeze right up to the edge and no more? Atleast I htink that's the principal behind it.

Chris

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I do as stewmac suggests. put 3/4" masking down over it, glue up around it, pull off the tape and you'rel eft with a 3/4" space with now glue... HOWEVER, some glue will squeeze into the space when you clamp down.  According to stewmac, if you put an even layer of glue it'll squeeze right up to the edge and no more? Atleast I htink that's the principal behind it.

Chris

Yeah, it takes a bit of practice, but that's what I do. Lay down tape (masking or scotch), apply an even, thin layer of glue, remove the tape, glue the fingerboard. You usually need less glue than you might think you need. The amount on this neck's even a tiny bit too much, probably:

Before removing tape:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics4/stratele36.jpg

Tape removed:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics4/stratele37.jpg

If you're going to glue your fingerboard with epoxy, you gotta be very, very carefuly about not getting any glue in the truss rod channel. For titebond, it matters less; it won't stick to the rod anyway, and you might hear a slight cracking sound the first time you turn the rod, but that's all, really.

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