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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:34 am 
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I was a little apprehensive, first time, but at least it wasn't a dovetail.
Heat blanket, 70 rising to 78 deg C and just took my time, about 45 minutes including a couple of temperature increases and re-heats.
Been trying to source suitable desktop heats lamps in UK for some time, but no luck so far.
The FB extension was rebated to overlap the finish, like I do my bridges (this is my build).
But I'm well pleased, although I lost a small chip off the end ~1/4" x 1/4" - 1/32" tapering to nothing, (not helped by some run-out in the board) but can be easily replaced.
This has been to remove some dents in the back of the neck which is finished with Enduro Var, so will need stripped, the dents steamed out as much as possible, sanded and refinished.


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I'm glad it worked out so well!

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Colin, did you figure out where the dents came from?

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sdsollod wrote:
Colin, did you figure out where the dents came from?

No. There are several in a very straight line down the middle of the neck, obviously bumped gently against a fairly sharp edge, but not enough to cut/damage the finish even. I'd love to know. My vices are all padded to prevent any chance of something like this.
Gremlins...?

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Gremlins would be my guess as well. They have visited my shop a time or two.

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Good going Colin!



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I've never had to steam a dent out. Until yesterday that is, so I was glad to see this post. I'll upload a picture from my phone in a few. What's the best way to get this one out? I kicked the router ext cord (gotta do something about that soon as my workbench is in the middle of the shop) and it tipped over pretty hard onto a top that I had just finished installing a rosette on. Worst comes to worst this one if for me anyway.


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Put a damp paper towel on the spot and hit it with the tip of your household iron. You may need to do it a few times.

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If a dent is in a finished piece you can sometimes cut a fine line through the finish with a razor blade and steam the dent out.
I have used a steamer to steam out crushed corners in furniture (sometimes for over an hour). It is surprising how the steam and wood memory will allow the fibers to be coaxed back into position.


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That's not a dent that's a feature! Marlyn Monroe had a mole/feature on her beautiful face too! [:Y:] :D

I use the flat paddle that comes with some Weller soldering guns and a wet, cotton rag (clean and white with no dyes) and steam it out. Works great if there is no finish and spruce tends to steam out faster than harder woods.


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We've repaired a number of neck finishes where the owner claims no knowledge of how the damage occurred. Recent repairs: a flattop with a linear ding from the 1st to the 5th fret area on back of neck...worn pad on a G7 capo to blame, as well as the owner's habit of sliding the capo around instead of full release of tension; a classical with hundreds of small dings in the finish turned out to be the owner passing the instrument around at a classical guitar society meeting...each time the instrument was handed off to another member or back to the owner, his class ring dinged the thin French polish finish on the very soft cedar neck. Despite his claim that he does not play with the ring on, photos from the get-together clearly show the ring in place.

Dings are a good excuse to indulge in a burst or other shading scheme, or a nice vintage black lacquered top! Other than the scraping needed on the rosette and purfling, what's not to like?

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