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Old 02-13-2013, 06:29 AM   #21
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This is a Gibson neck, cut in half. That spot where the wood is only 1/4" thick is the weakest point.



And I don't know if just adding bolts and washers to something makes it stronger, I'm not an engineer, but I do know that you're talking about reinforcing something that doesn't need to be reinforced. In other words, don't worry about it.


Well I am an engineer (nearly) and I will tell you that you can only reinforce a structure with bolts if they're actually bolted at the joint, although I don't think you need an engineer to tell you that. You don't even need to do that with a scarf joint; the glue is plenty strong enough on its own.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #22
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Well I am an engineer (nearly) and I will tell you that you can only reinforce a structure with bolts if they're actually bolted at the joint, although I don't think you need an engineer to tell you that. You don't even need to do that with a scarf joint; the glue is plenty strong enough on its own.
I have a degree in engineering and I concur. However, at this juncture it sounds more like he's going to be splicing on a new piece like this...



...in which case the machine heads will clamp the joint a little. But the glue would be stronger anyway.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #23
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This is a Gibson neck, cut in half. That spot where the wood is only 1/4" thick is the weakest point.



And I don't know if just adding bolts and washers to something makes it stronger, I'm not an engineer, but I do know that you're talking about reinforcing something that doesn't need to be reinforced. In other words, don't worry about it.

That's why I prefer a ESP neck. They made a little bulge there so you have more wood.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #24
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Well I am an engineer (nearly) and I will tell you that you can only reinforce a structure with bolts if they're actually bolted at the joint, although I don't think you need an engineer to tell you that. You don't even need to do that with a scarf joint; the glue is plenty strong enough on its own.

Well, I was referring to adding bolts and washers to make the wood itself stronger, not the joint. I agree, the glue should be plenty more than adequate for a scarf joint.
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I have a degree in engineering and I concur. However, at this juncture it sounds more like he's going to be splicing on a new piece like this...



...in which case the machine heads will clamp the joint a little. But the glue would be stronger anyway.

Finally!, somebody understands what I mean.
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Finally!, somebody understands what I mean.

I understood what you meant, I was just saying that it's unnecessary because the glue joint will be strong enough.
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