Removing an ebony fretboard

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  1. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    The title pretty much says it but I need to take a fretboard off a mahogany neck to reshape it.
    I'd like to salvage the ebony, reshape it and glue it back on.
    Any ideas?
     
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    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Is the neck finished, or unfinished?

    Do you know what sort of glue was used?
     
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    It's finished, but can be refinished. The glue was Titebond.
     
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    Heat softens the glue then slow and patient use of slender tools to seperate.

    I suppose my question is, why not just reshape it in the guitar? Much less work and there is a great likelyhood a beginner is going to end up with it and the neck marred in some spots.

    Eric
     
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    Because the fretboard is bound and needs to be narrowed.
     
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