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How do I make a Scarf Joint?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ejsagun, Aug 12, 2003.


  1. ejsagun

    ejsagun

    Jan 20, 2003
    this one goes to all you guys who have experience with scarf joints.

    how do i make a scarf joint?

    could someone post pics or a link?

    thanks guys
     
  2. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    Here's a link to a jig that works great.
    The only thing you have to do is figure out what your neck angle will be. So from there the angle of the jig will be your head stock angle.

    Scarf Joint Jig<---click here
     
  3. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    That may be the single most useful posting I've ever seen in this forum. THANK YOU.
     
  4. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    You are very welcome
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I have to agree. I'm on it already !
     
  6. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    sweet!
     
  7. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    Yes, very useful, Thanks!

    :^)~
     
  8. mslatter

    mslatter

    Apr 8, 2003
    Made me cringe how close those clamps are to that blade. Be careful with that, and don't put screws anywhere close to where the blade goes through the jig.
     
  9. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    I should have warned you guys about the screws and clamps. Be careful!!! You can judge where the blade is going to come into the jig and place the screws accordingly.

    As far as the clamps go....clamp your wood to the jig. Slide it up the the blade and judge how far behind and in front of the blade your clamps need to go. Then you can mark on your jig where your clamps need to go. You can also mark on your jig where the wood needs to stop to make the right length for the head stock. This jig is quite amazing in how it works.