Many thanks first of all to everyone that contributes to this board. Its great to be able to do some quick searches and return hunderds of years of knoweldge. I had a neck with a broken scarf joint, and with a little courage and some TitebondII its better then new. So my question is. Why is the joint stronger after being reparied then it is after original manufacturing? Shouldn't they then be made , broken and then fixed before leaving the shop?