Uncle Os Posted June 22, 2006 Report Share Posted June 22, 2006 Hey All... Hope all is well for y'all. Life is good for me and mine. Welp... Here's the deal... A few months ago, I built a 'pseudo'neck jig. I built the thing to help with the straightening of a backbowed and twisted neck. It didn't work. The neck was too far gone. Since then, I've used it for two... That's right... All of TWO... Necks for fretwork. I like the idea of holding the neck with tension on it as it completely eliminates what I call the 'floating neck' if I'm doing leveling or whatnot on a neck that's relying on the truss rod to hold it completely neutral. I get good results with the truss rod, but I check for straightness *VERY* often and adjust as needed because I live in a very hot and dry climate that allows for 'zero' trustworthiness associated with the hunk of wood. Nevertheless, I feel like I'm missing something. I mean, I strap the guitar in the jig, set the pin on the headstock for the desired position (usually as straight as humanly possible) and strap it down. Then I brace underneath the neck to avoid movement while I'm workin' on the neck, if possible. But that's as far as I go with it. Can any of you guys who use neck jigs give me the step-by-step run down as to your techniques? Many thanks and appreciation for any and all guidance and suggestions. Respectfully, Cor Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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