#1
Hey,
I want to make my next project neckthrough, just to try it out. I've heard 1 piece necks aren't a good idea, and that a laminate will be much stronger.

My question is, will a table saw be able to cut the stripes precisely enough, or should i look into something else?

thanks for the help
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#2
Provided that you don't have Parkinson's disease you should be able to get some straight strips of wood. Just make sure you set your saw up right.
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#3
heh, alright, i figured it would be fine, just wanted to make sure before just in case
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#4
Heh, if you know how to use the fence, you'll be fine.
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#6
i'm going to get a new blade before i get around to this, so i'll make sure to do some tests first to make sure it's not wobbling too much
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#7
Standard woodworking practices typically entail running the laminates over your jointer after ripping to get rid of the tablesaw marks. However, there are a number of new blades on the market like the Freud Glue-line rip blade that claim that you can glue up w/o the jointer step.
#9
alright, running them through a router afterwards shouldn't be a problem


thanks for all the help
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#10
I'm thinking of making a jointer with an upside down electric planer...it could work you know

Set it in a long bit of inch MDF.
#12
Yeah, tablesaw works fine, you can sand a little with a sanding block afterwards if it's a little rough.
#13
i've always been told that you shouldn't sand a surface before gluing it. Sanding will clog the pores of the wood causing a glue bond that is not as strong. Best bet would be to run the pieces through a jointer before gluing
#14
semi-correct preston, sanding it with 220 grit or so puts micro-trenches in the wood substantially inreasing the gluing space, however you must blast the wood with pressurized air before gluing ANYTHING, dust strongly effects the glue joint. i keep a small air compressor in my shop for that purpose.
#15
Nah sanding is fine, as long as its low like 240 or w.e you can just spray the wood with compressed air to clean pores

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#16
okay maybe your right, i was just going by what my uncle (a woodworker), my college wood shop professor, and my woodworking textbook have told me, which is that the best surface to use is a freshly jointed edge. but of course not everyone has a jointer so sanding is a good option
#18
Everyone has their way of doing it, some people plane/joint a fresh peice of wood flat and glue it up straight away, some people ruff the surface before gluing, theres millions of ways of doing things associated with building guitars, do what works for you.




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