Okay, here is a fun topic. My friend has a situation where a cat peed all over his mandolin. It's not a valuable mando, so no great loss, but it would be good to clean it and remove the smell. Any…Continue
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I'm not sure what we might use this for, but it looks useful in some way...…Continue
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So, I am a hide glue adherent. (See what I did there?)My buddy who has roughly 50 years of experience repairing instruments strongly suggested using white glue for top cracks and cleats, because it…Continue
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Hi Mark, just wanted to get some advice about my Epiphone FT570 based on your experience with the FT550. Heel design looks the same, so I reckon the joints are the same, 4 dowels and a bolt. How did you go about heating the neck joint (without toasting the MOTS inlay?) How did you re-assemble it, did you use the same dowels?
Thanks in advance!
Aaargh! That wasn't what I wanted to hear, but thanks anyway. I've done a saw-off reset on my Yamaki and was hoping the bolt meant it was designed to come apart (like Taylor). No such luck! Thanks again.
Yes, I was surprised that the bolt is so close to the FB, it's the wrong place to provide support. My idea now is to remove the strap button, and drill a pilot hole all the way through the neck block. . Then simply cut off the heel, seems no point in trying to steam it - unless the heel is recessed into the neck block??? On reassembly, replace the strap button screw with a suitable bolt (M5 maybe, with a head that can fit into the button), going all the way through, with nut and washer under the neck block. Does that sound like a plan?
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