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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Hopkins, Jul 29, 2013.


  1. You are mistaken. Filling an oversize hole with a dowel and then drilling it out for the tuner leaves a "collar" of dowel drilled through the end grain that the tuner sits in. The grain direction in this "collar" means that wood will be far more compressible than if the grain runs in the same direction as the neck/head. The thicker the dowel collar, the more compression is possible.

    I'm not saying it can't work at all with (maple) dowel, I'm just saying it's definitely better with the plug grain lining up with the head, especially with the tensions from bass strings.

    In addition, if you can see any of the repair, it looks 1000 times better with a grain-matched plug (that's an actually carefully measured and quantified result: 1000 times). :D
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I will use a maple veneer on the top to hide any visible dowel. What is left of the dowel after the holes are redrilled will be so thin, that it will mean very little structurally. It is mainly their so the headstock will hold tuner bushings.
     
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    If you mistakenly accepted it and can take the loss I'd drop it. I doubt any resolution to teach him a lesson is going to be worth the trouble it's going to cost you to go through. Leave him bad feedback and move on.
     
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Thats what I did.
     
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