#1
I've got the neck on an ironing board, with an iron on it. The steam function doesn't work well on it, so I've got a pot of boiling water on the stove, and every few minutes I'm pouring some water from it onto the fretboard, then putting the iron on the wet part. I'm slowly working a knife through the joint. Pics will come in a bit.


For those who don't know, UPS broke it near the head, but under the fretboard, knocking the head off, and separating the first five frets of the fretboard off the neck. They then gave me so much **** about it that I've decided to just fix it myself and not worry about the money.
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#2
Is it working?

I used a wallpaper steamer!

This doesnt sound like it will be very easy with an iron and pot of water but I hope it does work for you though.

Alfie
#3
it's actually working really well. I'm about 1/2 done.
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#5
I forgot to tell you that I'm occasionally pouring boiling water between the neck and fretboard. I'm sure that has a powerful effect.
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#6
Here's early in the removal:
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff260/Platypus_Vomit/IMG_0008-1.jpg

Here's later in the removal: (I noticed that the iron wasn't completely contacting the fretboard, so I turned it sideways and it contacted completely)
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff260/Platypus_Vomit/IMG_0010.jpg

Here's after I finished:
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff260/Platypus_Vomit/IMG_0012-1.jpg

It turned out very nice! I didn't take any extra wood out of the fretboard or the neck. There's a little bit chipped out at the nut end of the fretboard, but that was chipped out when it broke. I think that's because the knife I used wasn't real sharp, so it served to spread the joint, rather than cut it. Now I just have to wait for the wood to dry, so I can glue the break.
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#8
Very well done....I will remember the way you did that if I ever need to do it in the future.


Cheers

Alfie