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Please some advice on removing a fingerboard

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Jan 17, 2005.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I built a laminated fretless neck and miscalculated the side dots. :rollno: I need to remove the fingerboard and replace it. I used original tite bond for the laminations and the fingerboard. I have a heat gun. What advice can you all give me? Thanks.......t
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    An iron is probably better. heat it up until you can feel the heat in the back of the neck and then start peeling the board up with one of those cake frosting knives.
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Thanks my wife will love that idea :bag:
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    What "setting" should I use on the iron? Thanks