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Laminate neck and the ability to make one

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Basschair, Apr 17, 2005.


  1. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    In order to prep the wood pieces for gluing a liminate neck, what would be the most helpful: Jointer, thickness sander, or planer.

    Also, just how smooth do the pieces need to be before gluing? I understand that flatness on the sides that meet in the gluing is a must, but just how smooth? I'd really like to go the laminate route, but must consider what tools to acquire beforehand. Thanks!
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Hmmm I use all 3 machines. 150 grit is fine..t
     
  3. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    All three on the neck work alone? Is there one in particular that is really indispensable?
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    If I had to pick one I would say Joiner. You want each piece to have 90 degree angles. .....t

    Hopefully somebody will pipe up with more info.....
     
  5. I've only built 1 laminated neck, all I used was a #5 handplane, worked like a charm!
     
  6. M_A_T_T

    M_A_T_T

    Mar 4, 2004
    Canada
    I'd say a thickness sander.
     
  7. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    You need flat (and unchipped!) and not too smooth;

    Go thickness sander and 80 grit (and vacuum the faces to glue, to get rid of all dust...).