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  1. For what it is worth, the official depth of a fender pocket is 5/8 (0.625) with a flat bottom. Fender necks are 1 inch thick (neck plus fretboard) at the center line, typical total overstand at the center (neck plus fretboard) is 3/8. Here is a good look at the standards https://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/faq2.aspx
  2. I can't resist jumping in here. There are two parts of a guitar's neck geometry - the angle of the neck relative to the body and the amount is stands proud of the body (called "overstand" from the bowed instrument world). The actual amount of either one doesn't matter - it is the combination that does. Fender guitars are designed to have no neck angle (zero is an angle) and neck pocket is nominally 5/8 (0.625) deep. In theory any neck that meets fender standards will screw into this pocket and give acceptable action. The sometimes don't. (Actually they often don't). Yo
  3. No, I will stop by from time to time and if I can contribute something, I will.
  4. Ordinarily I wouldn't be saying anything here but an interesting coincidence has just happened. A couple of you might remember me, I was somewhat active 10 or 12 years ago. Built a couple of guitars, fixed a few more, contributed some bad music, talked a lot. Helped old Krash with the Annex. The forum changed, maybe I changed - it didn't suit my needs and I moved on. I kept a book mark and once in a while I would pop in, look at the titles and dates and one post wonders and shake my head and go back to where I've been hiding. The other day I got a PM. Normally I wouldn'
  5. Wouldn't all those butterflys beating their wings be kind of, Chaotic? In 1972 when I was a graduate student in electrical engineering/computer science the nuclear engineers approached us, they needed a model of a phenomena they thought might be happening in reactors. I needed a thesis. They gave me a non linear equation to model (in Fortran) on our mainframe computer. Turns out it was very sensitive to initial conditions - with one set it was perfectly stable and well behaved, with only slightly different conditions it was totally unstable. Today you could model that on your tablet
  6. Chris, I'm going to add one more question to my previous comment. Since you can buy cynoacrylate glues from a number of sources, including lutherie supply houses, model and hobby shops and hardware stores, what is the advantage of Glu-Boost over any of these other products? I use a fair amount of very thin CA for repairs and installation of binding and purfling - why would I want to consider this product? According to the link in your article, 2 oz of the ultra thin Glu-Boost sells for $15.00. LMII sells it for $20.75 (interesting mark up, eh?). They also sell another thin CA calle
  7. Thanks for the review, Chris. I've looked at the Glu-Boost products and discussion at one of the lutherie forums has been positive. Were you happy with the way the drop fills buffed out? Did you scrape, sand (if so what beginning and ending grits), use Micro Mesh or similar and/or buff (which products and methods?)? I'm assuming that both the Epi and Breedlove were poly - were you able to blend the drop fill into the finish to your satisfaction? Even tho the manufacturer says its OK for nitro, there was a comment on one of the forums that it did soften or react with nitro - wa
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