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    Truss rod channel curved or flat

    Is there any advantage in installing the strip?
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    Truss rod channel curved or flat

    Thanks, just one more question, how deep do you cut it?
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    Truss rod channel curved or flat

    Hi there, I'm building my first neck for an explorer and I have a dual action Truss rod but I'm not sure whether the channel has to be curved or if it can be flat. Can someone help? I was planning to use a shaper to cut the slot
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    Explorer #2 build thread

    Is a 1/4 inch router bit wide enough for the truss rod channel?
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    Explorer #2 build thread

    Would you be willing to share plans for that box? I'm also building an explorer and would like it to have a long tenon like a Les Paul
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    Single piece neck or scarfed?

    I thought 13 was the only way to go
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    Single piece neck or scarfed?

    I'm about to embark on my first complete build(explorer) and the neck building part is still freaking me out so I've been watching youtube videos and I came across two different approaches that seemed valid. One is by the one and only Freddyfrets who builds single piece neck and the other is an...
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    Neck building jigs

    I do have a table saw. Is there a good video you'd recommend about this subject?
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    Neck building jigs

    I have a quarter sawn Kaya neck blank 4cmx9cm, a preslotted bubinga fretboard(very nice figuring) a dual action Truss rod and a huge lack of knowledge regarding what to do in order to build a neck for an explorer. I'm at the jig stage, what should I build to help me with my first neck build...
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    TOM bushings completely in or Lip out

    I'm using this one GOTOH GE103B-T
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    TOM bushings completely in or Lip out

    I actually meant both of them. So one of them is above and the other is flush?
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    TOM bushings completely in or Lip out

    Hi there, I'm trying to figure out if the lip of the bushing should be hammered into the wood or not. Can someone help me?
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    differences between the explorer neck and Les Paul neck other than the headstock?

    No parts, just the neck and in regards to necks from this specific seller haven't had any issues yet. I just really wanted to know in regards to heel and neck width. Is it more similar to a SG neck?
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    differences between the explorer neck and Les Paul neck other than the headstock?

    Hi there, I'm trying to order an explorer neck from a guy in China and he asked me if he could just reshape the headstock of a Les Paul. Not having ever held an explorer I don't know what to say but I suspect from looking at the picture that even the body joint is different. Can someone point...
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    Box Jig

    Sorry for asking this here, but what does one use to cut the neck pocket? what type of router bit do you use?




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