Nitro and heat

Boreas

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What the heat does is it softens the glue between the neck and fretboard and allows the joint to slip just a teensy bit. When the neck cools, the reorientation of the two boards against each other relieves the compression and allows the strings to neck to pull the neck into relief.
I understand that, but it wasn't much heat. Glue and wood will also change shape slightly given stress + time. May need to add more time, but is heat always necessary?
 

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I understand that, but it wasn't much heat. Glue and wood will also change shape slightly given stress + time. May need to add more time, but is heat always necessary?

I've tried it both ways, and I've found that in order to get the wood to take a 'set' without applying heat, the neck has to be over-flexed which can create problems that didn't already exist. I think it's an unnecessary risk.
 




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