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Making a glue scraper/saw

Issue 209 January 30, 2014

Dan Erlewine went to the Columbus Guitar Show to sell some fixer-uppers. Nobody bought this beautiful 1930s Kay Deluxe; its neck joint problem must have seemed like too much work. The guitar came back home and volunteered for this Trade Secret about making a tiny saw for cleaning old glue joints!
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About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe has an usual design for an adjustable neck angle. Dan shows how it works on this video.
In this Trade Secrets Video:
Crumbling old glue joints that have given up the ghost
How to make a thin, sharp glue remover from a razor saw
Drywall sanding screen is a good option, too
1930s Kay Deluxe: a very clever neck joint!
Nut and Saddle Vise
Problem-solving products for this kind of work:
Cream Plastic Binding
65" long to reach around an entire guitar! This is the right cream color for Gibson-« guitars.
Scraper Blades
The sharpest fine-cut woodworking files we've ever used.
Gauged Saws
Quickly rough-in new nut slots.
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Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool Outfit
Versatile high performance rotary tool for precision small-scale inlaying, polishing, grinding, routing and more.
Franklin Titebond Glue
Aliphatic-resin glue for instrument building and repair.
Erlewine Neck Jig
The revolutionary string tension simulator that takes the guesswork out of fretwork and fingerboard leveling.
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