When drilling steam holes for neck removal on a Martin D-1R , is it the same procedure as a dovetail ? It is a one piece mahogany neck , with a bolt . So am I still aiming for the gap at the end of the tennon ?
Yep, or you can take that stupid bolt out, plug the hole with a cork and steam from there. . .
Thanks Frank , also notice the tapered neck block , so the back can't have much control over neck angle .
I made a simple, helpful tool for these. I got a 1" nylon bolt with thread that matches, drilled a hole down through the cap for my steam needle, and a hole crosswise through the threads 7/16" down from the cap, that intersects the lengthwise hole. Shoots steam right into the joint with less mess than any other way I've tried.