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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:35 pm 
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Walnut
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This is my first acoustic guitar build. I didn't quite get the neck block glued straight. I was thinking of gluing some leftover kerfing on top of the tail block and sanding it down. (See the attached pics)

Does this seem like a good strategy to fix this mistake? I'm open to better options if they exist.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:07 pm 
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That would work or you could laminate a thin veneer of mahogany or almost anything else to build up the tail block, but why not just sand the block, kerfing and sides all to the same level? You'll want to put a very slight dome on it - 15 or 16 foot radius on the back, 20 or so on the top. The separation between the two sides can be covered with a tail graft - usually to match your binding.

This shows a rim that I'm sanding - the sanding block (upside down) has a 16 foot radius, sandpaper can be stuck on with double stick tape (or sticky back sandpaper), I'm checking that the neck block in this case is level with the sides. Its better to do the sanding in a radiused dish but they are expensive - my first few were done this way and came out fine.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:39 pm 
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I suppose I was worried about sanding away some of the sides, making them uneven. This is my first build, so I shouldn't expect perfection!

I built a sanding stick with a 5 degree angle on one side and 1.5 degree on the other, so I should be good on sanding angles for the top and back.


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