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@wolframmalukker Good idea to sleep on it first. We all make mistakes, part of building is hiding or fixing mistakes.
Keep going !


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@wolframmalukker

We all have our moments, you did the right thing packing up and going home. In my experience, once you've had a sleep, you'll wake up and know how to fix it.


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Posted by: @wolframmalukker

I was so disgusted with myself after that mess that I packed up and went home. I'll take a photo of the damage tomorrow and see what I can do to fix/hide it.

@wolframmalukker Don’t beat yourself up about it too much man, it’s all fixable. You did the right thing by walking away. Sleep on it and things won’t look as bad. 
We all do similar mistakes from time to time, that’s what is good about this forum, we all come here to share the bad things as well as the good things. We support each other, learn from mistakes and continue to improve, as a group and individually. 
Don’t sweat it man, keep on rockin’. 👍 

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It definitely could have been worse, I could be getting out the wood bleach to remove bloodstains.

 

Pretty ugly looking, but would be completely hidden after fitting the neck into the body.

There is still about 2mm of shoulder that needs to be cut and squared up, so add 2mm between the gash and the shoulder of the neck tenon.

 

 

The body/neck join is at the 14th fret, and the last fret on the board is the 19th. I've cut the fretboard at the location of the 20th fret, it just looked right that way.

Time to finish the rough carving of the neck, best to get all the chances to ruin it out of the way before I get too far in.


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@wolframmalukker. That doesn't look too bad. If it is going to be fully covered with the fretboard anyway I would consider just leaving it.. but.. I know if it was me and I would be consistently thinking about it.. I would repair it. It would be fairly easy to square off the blemish on both sides of the truss rod slot and remove the piece and make a simple rectangle "filler" piece to glue in there. It would be mostly cosmetic, and I would try and not go any deeper than the deepest cut to keep the most strength. 


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Thats not bad at all, I think I'd just fill that with glue and sawdust.


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Posted by: @wolframmalukker

It definitely could have been worse, I could be getting out the wood bleach to remove bloodstains.

@wolframmalukker Ouch! It’s not that bad though. I can see how it upset you, it would have upset me too but it’s not disastrous. Like you said, it will be hidden away but you will know it’s there, and now us. 
With stuff like that, and a lot of stuff I do actually, I use car body filler. It sounds like an inappropriate substance to use but it sets rock hard, it’s easy to apply, easy to sand and it’s sets in minutes. It’s a two part substance, filler and hardener, and there are versions that are used in woodwork that are more of a a wood colour. It’s the same stuff though and so long as you don’t mind it being a blue or pink colour, it’s cheaper to buy car body filler from your local car body supplies. I have used for general repairs around the house for years, it’s so versatile. 👍 

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