What Walter said.
Phillips head fasteners have a unique property. When you use the correct size driver for the socket the bit will begin to torque up out of the socket when it is properly tight. Continuing to add pressure will begin to destroy the fastener either the socket or snap the shaft.
You can't just bolt an assortment of parts together and expect its all going to work together. You need the knowledge to diagnose what needs to be done next to make it playable. So read all you can about the physics and geometry of stringed instruments before you begin. If you had already, you wouldn't have asked #3. You need the basic knowledge to make it work unless you just have blind luck and it all falls together.
Beginning with finished parts is a fantastic head start but you need to know the basics.
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Last edited by 96tbird : 09-02-2013 at 09:33 AM.