Routing a peghead truss rod channel

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  1. funkymann1

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    hey everyone, any good tuterals on how to route a truss rod that has the adjustment at the peghead?...ive always done mine at the heel..i kinda think i know what to do but just want to see some options...it will be a 2 piece neck with a glue on fretboard..... i plan on using this truss rod here from WD:

    http://www.wdmusic.com/18_in_truss_rod_allen_nut.html

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    -Mark
     
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    Bueller ...............Bueller?????

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    Hey Mark, what style neck are you building? Fenderish? Gibsonesque? All my necks have angled headstocks. I determine where I want the adjustment end block to be (usually under the nut), mark the opposite end then rout from the end till it comes out on the peghead. Some people stop before the nut then bore under from the headstock. That's probably better, but I'm inherently lazy. Hopefully someone with more skill/experience than me will chime in.
    Tim
     
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    I only do Fender necks...my concern is how do you clean up around the hole at the peghead? make it look pro?....I dont want to use a cover....
     
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    What I've done on heel adjust installs is stop routing the channel short of the adjustment end of the neck. Then I can slip the allen nut end through a hole drilled through to the channel from the end of the neck. The hole is a hair bigger than the nut on the truss rod. It's nice and clean with just the hole for the allen nut. But it can be tricky to install if the allen nut doesn't come off. It's hard to angle the rod in with the nut on and easy if it's off. I've never tried it on headstock adjustments but the theory is the same.
     
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