Help Me Fix this Nanner!

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by sixstring » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:14 pm

Comes apart fairly easily, don't it? :thumbs
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by ShredNYC » Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:57 pm

charvey712 wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:23 pm Well, got that figured out

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Very clean work! Great to see it from "the inside" like that.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by Kramers » Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:42 pm

Wow!!! :yourock
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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by moku » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:06 pm

excellent post. good job cale!
keep us posted...
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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:11 pm

Well thank you guys for the support. I got the joint glued back together. It was very difficult to get the joint to stay together and clamped in place with the glue in there. Also, I may have sanded off a bit too much material when cleaning up the surfaces getting ready to glue them together. The fretboard mounting surface is nice and congruent/flat, so that is good. The joint itself is a bit uglier than I’d prefer, but I’m no pro, so, did I really expect a perfect fit? I think I’m going to cover what’s left of the joint with stainable wood filler, then sand smooth and refinish. Any opinions on what you see so far? Thanks folks.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by Sluggy » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:00 am

I don’t think you want those gaps like that. Did you use clamps when you glued it up? You would have to make some sort of “jig” with scrap wood on either side and clamp it together tight so the gaps are gone and glue squeezes out..

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:19 am

I hear ya. The gaps look worse in the pictures than they do in person. I’ll wait and see what the general consensus is here before moving forward. Thanks for the input.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:21 am

And ya, I used clamps, but the scarf just wanted to naturally slide down and away with pressure applied near the joint, basically attempting to separate the headstock from the neck shaft wood. I clamped it so a flat metal top table that I have

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by sixstring » Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:20 am

I wonder if installing the truss nut and snugging it up would've limited the amount of slip. I can't remember if I did that or not.
Looks like you will need to re-set that joint.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by moku » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:36 am

charvey712 wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:21 am And ya, I used clamps, but the scarf just wanted to naturally slide down and away with pressure applied near the joint, basically attempting to separate the headstock from the neck shaft wood. I clamped it so a flat metal top table that I have
i think that's the reason vinnie used dowels....

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