...ooopsss ..safety planer slip..

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...ooopsss ..safety planer slip..

Postby Robert Smallwood » Sat May 05, 2012 8:48 pm

Hi.
Against my better judgement and out of idle curiosity I decided to actually make necks.

Today because of a slip using the safety planer I have as a result quite a nice looking maple tele neck with a scarf joint and angled headstock the thickness of which is 1/2 ".

IIRC the conventional thickness is about 1/20" more.

Is 1/2" too thin?

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Postby Mark Swanson » Sat May 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Nah, for a telecaster peghead that will be fine. You could always add a veneer if you wanted.
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Postby Jim Bonnell » Sat May 05, 2012 9:24 pm

I had a similar problem one time and placed an overlay on the back and I think it looked pretty nice. I called it an "added feature".
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Postby Mark Swanson » Sat May 05, 2012 10:14 pm

How do you think I knew right away how to fix it? :roll:
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Postby Charles Bloss » Mon May 07, 2012 8:11 am

I was thinking about going that thin on the neck I am working on but I was concerned with strength. Although its at 1" now and it seems you can drive a car over it without any give.

It might get another pass or two over the jointer if you guys think it is okay.
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Postby Mark Swanson » Mon May 07, 2012 10:41 am

Well, please describe a little better what you mean Charles. The original question here was about a peghead being 1/2", are you talking about the peghead or the neck itself? Two different things.
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Postby Charles Bloss » Tue May 08, 2012 10:21 pm

Oops I must of being in a hurry when reading it the first time. I was talking about the whole neck. I really like the feel of a thin unfinished maple neck.
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Postby Mike Dotson » Wed May 09, 2012 3:53 pm

Most Tele Necks taper from nearly an inch to @ .850" at the first fret. A .500" neck would be fine if, you have the hands of a 10 yr old girl and use .008s. ;)
Sounds like time to start over to me.
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Postby Mark Swanson » Wed May 09, 2012 4:40 pm

Just to keep things from getting confusing- 1/2", or .500, would be fine for a peghead, but as Mike says, that's too thin for the whole neck.
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Postby Charles Bloss » Wed May 09, 2012 6:22 pm

I decided to stay above .75 with this one. Although I do like my .08s. :)
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