wooden pickguard- assembly question

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  1. MO Bassman

    MO Bassman

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    I started to glue two book matched pieces of mahogany approx .125 inches thick to make a pick guard. Then I later found a web site that sells wood pick guards that are laminated using multiple layers of verneers. Is there a reason why thin verneers are used versus my approach of glueing two pieces together? or better yet what advatages/ disadvantages to either for these approaches.
     
  2. Beej

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    Stability, etc. But in your case, that's pretty thick so it might be stable enough as it is...
     
  3. Hawkbone

    Hawkbone Supporting Member

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    I made one about that thick out of wenge, and it worked out fine.
     
  4. JoeWPgh

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    Laminated veneer is a more foolproof joint. .125" isn't very much bonding area. I would use a liberal amount of masking tape on both sides of the blank until you've completed cutting it.
     
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  6. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    I've been experimenting w pg's I found that the best fit/strongest is to fuse them w boat epoxy. A veneer by itself is usually too thin, too weak, & to get it strong enough you need a 2 or 3mm veneer (too thick). good luck. show us the outcome.
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  7. backup

    backup

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    wow these look amazing!
     
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    Thanks mang. Damn they have internets on saturn how about that.
     
  9. RxFunk

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    Nice pickguards! If I had a bass that took a pg, I would definitely buy one of those.
     

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