Leveling - techniques for protecting some regions while focusing on others?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by UsableThought, Jan 7, 2018.


  1. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    i did just that for a long time, employing basic bits of spool clamp and hi-hat clutches built into my bench to just push a neck back up to “0” from behind the nut.

    that actually worked OK, better than no accounting for tension at all.

    what i later learned (which prompted me to make the leap to a real jig) was that the primary thing the real jig does is push up behind the headstock and pull down at the nut, to better simulate the result of the warping force of the strings on the headstock.
     
  2. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    I hadn't considered that at all.
    Thanks!
     
  3. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    Back to the original question: maybe consider flipping the sandpaper upside down on the beam over the areas you don't want to sand
     
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