Any luthiers here that can help me w shaving a neck?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Drew816, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. larry1096

    larry1096 Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    As a general rule, if you look at the neck shapes a maker offers, you *should* be safe taking any neck from them down to the dimensions of their smallest offering. It's not likely they're changing the way they install truss rods based on neck carves; not saying it couldn't happen, but it's probably not common.

    If you go beyond (smaller) than the OEM's smallest standard carve, then you could be causing yourself problems. If you have a friend with access to an X-Ray (not as uncommon as you think, many receiving docks now have them for security purposes, as well as the more typical medical devices) you could always snap a picture and be absolutely certain.

  2. Oinkus

    Oinkus Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Yorktown VA
    The finish is probably more than .04 thick. You can get that with sandpaper in 15 minutes or so ,not like it would take any amount of time ? I remove finish and tung oil necks but very few around here will agree on anything like what finish or hard vs soft finish protection. Pretty quick and easy project to sand and oil it yourself just let the oil dry for at least 24 hours before you resand and apply again. I go up to 800 or 1000 grit but I don't polish it to glossy finish.
  3. beorn

    beorn Member

    Oct 29, 2011
    A barber might be better than a luthier at shaving a neck.
  4. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Northern VA
    All I can think of now is the time Moe ordered Curly to “shave some ice.”

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