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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There was a word heard round the block.


looks like my two piece becomes a three piece.

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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That'll buff out.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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looks like my two piece becomes a three piece.
Ouch! Im betting the "word" heard around the block would violate my virgin ears. You got the right idea though, patch it in. Everything else looks nice and clean and the way the grain is running should blend in.

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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That sucks. I would rout it nice and square and glue in a block, being careful to match the grain. It's a setback, but definitely not project-ending.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think you put in a piece of wood there,match it up the best you can.I think the pickguard will cover it up
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So it was you.

We had a bet going that it was somebody here in the tundra.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ya that's the plan route large glue it in and re route. Sometimes it would be better to not go for that last cut of the day.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just one word? You have amazing control. Time for a nice thin 2 piece SA cap to be hidden by binding. It's funny how projects sometimes change direction on you. Don't worry, what ever you end up with will be excellent!

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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just one word? You have amazing control. Time for a nice thin 2 piece SA cap to be hidden by binding. It's funny how projects sometimes change direction on you. Don't worry, what ever you end up with will be excellent!

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Or zebrawood. Or wenge. Or rosewood. Or curly walnut. Or spruce. Or anything really.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Or zebrawood. Or wenge. Or rosewood. Or curly walnut. Or spruce. Or anything really.
Or paint!
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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The last time I did something like that my wife came running out into the shop expecting to find me with only 6 fingers left or something.

Just keep it in perspective. You could've knocked it off the bench onto the concrete floor, cracking off a huge chunk during final buffing. But I don't know anyone that has happened to....
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Set up a fence and stop on top of the body and run the router into the gouge. Then take scrap from that end of the cutoff and carefully select the portion so the grain is running in the identical direction and facing the same way as the rings of the body. Other than a glue line, with a sharp bit, you should be OK. Make it fit well, not too tight, not too loose,and don't use a ton of glue. This kind of stuff happens to everybody once in a while.

If it were me, I'd rout a straight line into the pickup and fill it with matching wood. That way you don't have to fool with sanding a curve in the end of the plug where the glue line would show the most. Been there and done that.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Ya that's the plan route large glue it in and re route. Sometimes it would be better to not go for that last cut of the day.
Route large and you will see the fix. chisel square and close, and it stays under the pickguard.

Unless it's a solid finish, then it's all fun and candy.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
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That has happened to me three times, not as bad but ite the same issue regardless - you have to fix it.

Don't get discouraged, it happens to the best too.
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I've made exactly that mistake too. Took a (long) breather, patched it.

People have suggested caps, solid color, pickguard etc, but I don't think that anybody has suggested a burst, which might be enough to obscure any patch (if you aren't liking any of the other ideas). Although it'd have to be a pretty thick burst, so that may not work. Well, you've got plenty of suggestions. Good luck!
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Yeah, it's a pisser- but certainly not a big problem. Looks worse than it is. If it were me, I'd rethickness from the top, rout a couple of lungs, apply a nice face, bind the top, and be even happier with the final body. Or let the painter fix it.. LOL
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Hey, what was that about a painter? I'm a painter and I resemble that remark.
Anyway about the neck pocket. If it were me I would reattach the neck jig but move it over to furthest edge of the rout and down the middle of the grain. The jig will be angled but, following the grain. It looks like the edge of the rout stops at the grain. Rout all the way to the top removing all the wood. That way when you glue the new piece in the only line will be in the dark grain and at the lower left corner of the pocket. No glue lines going across the grain. Does it make since? Just my .02 cents.

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Please post pictures of the fix. Most of us run into some kind of setback or another. As builders we need to learn how to recover.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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That sucks. I would rout it nice and square and glue in a block, being careful to match the grain. It's a setback, but definitely not project-ending.
+1 No problem. I recently had to do this after stupidly
routing a neck pocket with the template backwards,
so that the wide end of the pocket was towards the
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