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 Post subject: Nut trench.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:04 pm 
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How do you all go about squaring up the trench of a nut? I’ve been practicing setups on guitars around the house and I find myself struggling with getting this right. I thought I knew how but now I’m not so sure lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Nut trench.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 pm 
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When I glue my headplate on I put a small square clamped on the neck blank. Then I put an old nut with the right width in and glue my fretboard right up to it. Let it dry a bit then pull the nut out. New one fits.


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 Post subject: Re: Nut trench.
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I do it similar to Glen, but are you talking about getting the nut slot right during a build or Changing a nut at a later time?

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 Post subject: Nut trench.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:08 am 
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Joe Beaver wrote:
I do it similar to Glen, but are you talking about getting the nut slot right during a build or Changing a nut at a later time?

I’m talking about a replacement . I’m working on some pretty cheap guitars lol


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 Post subject: Re: Nut trench.
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For rework I use a combination of several different files and small flat chisels to clean up the slot then custom fit the nut to the slot.

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 Post subject: Re: Nut trench.
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