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i glued up my neck billet. how long should i wait ?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by godoze, Nov 8, 2002.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    i glued up my 5 piece (maple, ph, maple, ph, maple)
    neck blank last week. would any of you be so kind as to recommend how long i should let it sit before i start cutting?
     
  2. 20,000 years? (old wood theory...) :D

    actually, i bet that you can start cutting as soon as the glue is dry... I know that some luthiers start shaping, then stop and wait a day or two (to let the newly exposed wood acclimatize) then continue a bit- then pause, then continue.. etc etc etc

    i guess it depends on yer climate control in yer shop, and how dry the wood was to begin with....
     
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Some people wait a week or so because Titebond introduces moisture into the laminates. I do that now, but I can afford to do that because I generally have 3-4 other projects to work on while I let the neck sit. I have made good basses without waiting more than a day or two back in the olden days when I was [more] impatient.