#1
How would I go about creating a slight 2-3 degree angle in a neck pocket for a bolt on neck?

Any advice will be great. Thanks


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#2
Make a neck pocket/angle jig. They're really simple, actually.

http://www.mykaguitars.com/tools/neckpocketjig/
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=17871&hl=neck+pocket+jig

Or, you can just sand the angle into the neck pocket using a block of wood the exact same size as the neck pocket. You can also sand the angle into the heel of the neck.

Chris
'Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose despondency and laziness make them give it up as unattainable.'
#3
Quote by AlGeeEater
Make a neck pocket/angle jig. They're really simple, actually.

http://www.mykaguitars.com/tools/neckpocketjig/
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=17871&hl=neck+pocket+jig

Or, you can just sand the angle into the neck pocket using a block of wood the exact same size as the neck pocket. You can also sand the angle into the heel of the neck.

Chris



How could I make sure I didn't sand too much. Could I make some sort of simple guide?


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#4
That, or get a protractor.

Chris
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#5
Quote by AlGeeEater
That, or get a protractor.

Chris


Yes I understand what you mean, but how do I get it so its an accurate flat line. Using a protractor would the angle on the top of neck pocket. However, how do I get the angle perfect across to the other side?


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#6
Has anybody got any suggestions?

Thanks
Danny


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#7
I'd do the Myka router jig, you will get faster more repeatable results with that than sanding. It seem with the sanding method as I see it you would angle the bottom of the the neck pocket leaving the back edge of the pocket straight (if you know what I mean), leaving a small gap.
#8
Quote by dave293
I'd do the Myka router jig, you will get faster more repeatable results with that than sanding. It seem with the sanding method as I see it you would angle the bottom of the the neck pocket leaving the back edge of the pocket straight (if you know what I mean), leaving a small gap.


I'm really only looking for a one off thing here so sanding etc would probably be best.

And i'm not sure what your saying there sorry :P


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#10
I'll have to have a think about that.

Also, I was reading a book and it seemed to suggest routing the would when creating the guitar shape. Is this advisable? Or should the band saw approach be better?

Also, can you determine where the bridge is going to be, without having the neck to measure?

The neck that i'm going to use is 25 1/2" scale length.


Thanks


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#11
You can use a router or and template or bandsaw and sanding but it doesn't really natter which way.

Wait till you get the neck and measure of you could draw it out full siize and check.
#12
Quote by dave293
You can use a router or and template or bandsaw and sanding but it doesn't really natter which way.

Wait till you get the neck and measure of you could draw it out full siize and check.


Alright cheers, When I order wood i'll buy the neck.


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