Help Me Fix this Nanner!

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Pcruis1
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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by Pcruis1 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:55 am

For point of reference:
this is what mine looked like when I took it apart:
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This is what it looked like once it was reset, glued, etc
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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by sixstring » Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:05 pm

moku wrote: 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....
Haha, rookie..... dielaughing
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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:03 pm

Thanks for the info folks. I will try to separate and utilize the truss nut to clamp the two together, to limit separation while clamping.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:08 pm

Should I try heat applied via iron from the fretboard top side to loosen the recently applied glue? Or mild heat from a hair dryer on the open Seams?

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by sixstring » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:46 pm

Heat or steam, IDK. shrug
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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:40 pm

Round 2 of attempted glue-up to improve the scarf joint situation. I used the truss nut to snug up the two halves before applying the clamps. Also, I placed two raised pieces of maple on either side of the truss Rod channel, slightly overhanging the neck edge to apply more upward force and hopefully force the headstock and shaft wood together more completely. I’ve got my fingers crossed that things will turn out better this time. As a bit of an aside, when I detached the previous glue-up attempt that I did earlier this week, the glue was very strong and difficult to get apart, so I have no hesitation that this glue-up will be loads more effective than the factory attempt. Tite-Bond III.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by sixstring » Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:42 pm

How did you get them separated?
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 charvey712 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:14 pm

sixstring wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:42 pm How did you get them separated?
I used a heat gun on the Seams and gradually wedged a razor blade in there, working it up as the glue softened.

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by Sluggy » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:12 pm

Nice!!! That looks good! Hope it’s tight now. :headbang

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Re: Help Me Fix this Nanner!

Post by charvey712 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:46 pm

After the recent glue-up. Then after some sanding. Feels a lot better now.

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