Wood & Wire 12-string project begins Headstock overlay is in rough shape. The binding is rough, too And the headstock is split Preparing to remove the dowel screw More bad binding Time to remove the neck, Dancing Pig Productions, THE PIG, watches. So, the top brace was broken which necessitated removing the top. Bracing Back required removal too. The reason for the reset. This is one of the reasons it needed a reset. Another angle. Glued and clamped. Inside view. This is a good view of the bracing. Top reattached and getting the pocket block ready for glue. This would eventually have to be done. Block set. The inlay needs to be transplanted as a unit, very brittle. Ready for some black epoxy. Black epoxy. Cleaned up, looks ready to go. The ebony fretboard was all dried out and cracked, needed to be replaced. New truss ready to go. When you buy a truss rod they are usually threaded on one side so you need to cut to length and add threads. I made sure there is going to be enough room for adjustment. Fret cutting jig. Fret slots cut. Adding radius. Adding radius. Neck set, head plate ready for binding. Inlays cut slots cut, notice the numbers, yes it's so I don't operate on the wrong eye. Dry fit. Still needs a little touch up. Here’s another one that’s on the bench. The next step is to remove the neck, fingerboard and the faceplate so the Gretsch inlay won’t be damaged when the necks seam is opened. Facebook Tweet Google+ Comments Ric12string 2 years ago Curt, how was the dowel removed to gain access to the screw? Is the dowel held in only by friction? Or was glue used? Did you have to drill it out, or could you use heated moisture to loosen it somehow? Baxter 2 years ago Good question. I’ve wondered about that a few times myself. Curt 2 years ago I’m pretty sure it’s glued in with a drop or so. Steam wouldn’t be a good choice with a laminate so I drilled it out with a Forstner bit so it’ll be easy to put a new plug in. Curt 1 year ago I think it’s time to get this on back together, ya think! Sometimes when you lose momentum on the big jobs it’s difficult to start up again, a little like doing you taxes. Curt 1 year ago Not you… your taxes… Curt 1 year ago Starting to turn into a project but still having fun… Curt 1 year ago I hope to have the binding glued on tomorrow, Baltimore well maybe. You'll need to sign in or register to comment.