The Nut Saga

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by erix, May 16, 2019.

  1. erix

    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Got this in 1998. Sent it out to be finished a year later. Put it on a guitar that sat in a case for the next 20 years. Decided to part it out. I sold it but there was something wrong....
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    Do you see it?
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    How about now?
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    I don't know what happened to it, maybe its been gone for 20 years?
     
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    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I couldn't find any data about what the truss rod in this neck might be. I had a hunch that it might be a #10 thread so I glued a 10-24 and 10-32 nuts on a 3/8" dowel.
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    Uh oh, nut too big...
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    This is gonna take a while...
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    Faster, rounder...
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    Now it fits...
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  3. erix

    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Uh oh.....
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    20 minutes later...
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    Stick it to metal this time...
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    Try again
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    Yup, it is a 10-32!
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  4. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Isn't it supposed to have a wheel with a long threaded shaft to go into the hole?
     
  5. erix

    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    .375" diameter rod in 303 stainless with 10-32 thread on one end
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    Henry Rollins said it best...
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    Mark it,
    Maaarrrk it
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    Scratch it
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    And cut it.
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  6. erix

    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Cuck it in the drill press and flatten the end
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    See?
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    Hit it with some 600 grit while it is spinning round..
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    Start a slot
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    Cut a slot
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  7. erix

    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    That's a big nut!
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    Had to smooth the slot and widen it a bit. Polished some more while I was at it...
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    That'll do, pig.
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    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    :)
     
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    Very cool problem solving. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A virtual tutorial on how to save a nice looking neck.
    Thx for posting.
    Peace - Deeve
     
  11. Zepfan

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    Good job making the end piece.
     
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