Originally Posted by KokoTele
Boris, I'm not sure what you're disagreeing with me about. All I said is that it's not possible to remove wood to make the pocket fit tighter. Of course, I thought the gap was gong to be on the sides, since it almost always is.
Yeah, I hear you. I think we're on the same path - I'm focusing on getting what is left fitting soundly, while you're offering cautionary advice not to just start removing wood. And a perfect illustration of what I'm about to say next.
I don't think the O P has the gist of what the thread is about yet. The neck adjustment trick is primarily about getting the pieces fully prepped so they can be fitted optimally, no matter if the pocket is oversized on the sides or not. If a gap remains on the side, so what? You cannot be winching down harder and harder on the screws. That's a shortcut that leads to blown out fasteners, broken fasteners, bent and broken neck plates (especially the cast/plated ones like on anniversary or signature models), crushed body wood and/or torn up screw heads.