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darrenking
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06/04/2021 6:10 pm  

Ok, here is one perennial problem that can now be put to bed permanently! Sloppy fitting neck joints!

Here is the working prototype of the adjustable neck pocket routing jig designed to either be used directly on the guitar body or to produce multiple working templates for different widths and tapers of neck, or even for parallel neck joint pockets if that's your preference.

Currently the jig is adjustable in width from about 43mm (uke territory) up to over 70mm but if anyone can see a use for adjustment above or below these dimensions then please let me know, it's not difficult for me to incorporate that change. The maximum angle is just over 88° and this considerably more than you'd normally need, even in the weirdest of instruments. The jig is made up from two layers of 12mm MR MDF and, if it is glued together then some of the screw holes can be redeployed as a means of holding the template to a new blank.

I would expect that the neck be machined to finished dimensions first and then the jig adjusted to fit tight to either side off it, with the neck either butted up to the end of the jig recess or aligned with a marked position on the jig, so that the jig adopts the precise angle of the neck. A test cut would then be carried out to check for the conformity of the cut to the template (cutter/bearing accuracy does vary a little) and any adjustment be made by way of lateral movement of the template relative to the body of the guitar, so as not to alter the angle of the template sides. Ultimately it is down to you guys to decide exactly how you prefer to use it but the key thing is that it is easy to change the angle to suit any required neck pocket.

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Let me know what you think.

Cheers

Darren


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06/04/2021 6:15 pm  

@darrenking Holy Guacamole 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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06/04/2021 6:16 pm  

@darrenking Take my money. (What little I have) 😀👍

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06/04/2021 6:30 pm  

@darrenking. Another great piece of engineering Darren. 👍😁 

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06/04/2021 7:50 pm  

Yes.  Please.

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06/04/2021 8:43 pm  

You're a very inventive man @darrenking, you see a problem and then you solve it, good work.


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06/04/2021 9:10 pm  

Great idea @darrenking

I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


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06/04/2021 9:51 pm  

It looks great to me @darrenking, I‘ll definitely be ordering one. 

Pratice on scrap...


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06/04/2021 9:55 pm  

Take my money. (What little I have) 😀👍

Well then @boo maybe you should lay off the imported candy paint, Mirka sanders, glitter sparkles, airbrush kits etc 😂😂😂

Pratice on scrap...


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06/04/2021 10:14 pm  

maybe you should lay off the imported candy paint, Mirka sanders, glitter sparkles, airbrush kits etc

@mattbeels Well, I kind of have to now. 🤣 No regrets though. ✊

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06/04/2021 10:29 pm  

@boo

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06/04/2021 11:25 pm  

Well then @boo maybe you should lay off the imported candy paint, Mirka sanders, glitter sparkles, airbrush kits etc 😂😂😂

@mattbeels now you're just being silly.


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06/04/2021 11:33 pm  
  • Take my money

    Hey Boo,

    I think you’ve probably more than paid up front for one on these with you review efforts on other recent Bagpress products! Many thanks and a big, manly, socially distanced hug to you! You are legend!

Cheers

Darren


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06/04/2021 11:42 pm  

Well then @boo maybe you should lay off the imported candy paint,

What are you talking about Matt?

To paraphrase the ‘Kingsmen’ ‘Glitter, sparkles and shiny shit maketh the man!’ 

Leave Boo be and get your Christmas card/tree decoration order in early, the demand will be great!😂😂😂

Darren


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06/04/2021 11:49 pm  

I think you’ve probably more than paid up front for one on these with you review efforts on other recent Bagpress products! Many thanks and a big, manly, socially distanced hug to you! You are legend!

@darrenking No probs, but I haven’t finished yet. I want to try polishing a couple more things with different parameters and comparing/contrasting etc. To do so, I need to spray more paint before I can polish it and the weather has turned too cold again. It was snowing here today, it’s supposed to be Spring. 😡 

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