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 Post subject: Luthier Tools Neck Jig
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:45 pm 
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I own one, its an awesome tool. My only complaint was the fact that that it did not work well with cutaways designs (one dog had nothing to bite on). I made a chunk of MDF that filled the cutaway, carpet taped it in, never had a problem other than it was awkward at best. This is probably true of most neck angle jigs. Sadly, I got myself in trouble here with the owners and they don't talk to me anymore. I really wished we could put this behind us. But, the controversy apparently caused them to look into it. But, I am unsure if it is solved. For a while on their site, they had a blurb saying they were looking into it. Now, it says to contact them via email. If they came up with a a functional design, then why not list it?

The tool is amazing. If a fix was created, I want it. Cutaways are not rare builds. So... anybody know?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:24 pm 
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The neck angle jig we use - the original version of Mr. Paul Woolson's design, built from plans - does not suffer from any issues with accommodating cutaway bodies, but it also does just one thing - holds the neck for cutting the dovetail or tenon. We use a separated jig for holding the body and milling the neck joint.

In looking at the site, it appears as though LuthierTool now sells an edge vise configured for cutaway guitars - nice to see a company respond to a little user prodding, and hope they recognize the value of their customers concern with making a good product great.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:54 pm 
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Mike, I think it's listed on the site if I'm understanding what you are asking. They have a version of the edge vise with wider dogs on the one side.

http://luthiertool.com/neck_angle_jig.html

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:30 pm 
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Gah... I watched the vid and I dig the accuracy , but kinda complicated


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:45 pm 
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The video makes it seem more complicated than it is. It's the same process as the Woolson jig or any other like it (isn't Robbie O'Brien's jig basically a Woolson jig?).

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:51 pm 
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I've long wanted to try one of these jigsā€”but had the same question about a cutaway solution. Would love to know if the new edge vise works as well as some of their other tools.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:09 pm 
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bcombs510 wrote:
The video makes it seem more complicated than it is. It's the same process as the Woolson jig or any other like it (isn't Robbie O'Brien's jig basically a Woolson jig?).

I have the lmii jig. It seems to work fine, but I do like the idea of something metal and ridged


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 pm 
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Its not all that complicated once you understand it. Back when I bought it, there were very few useful videos. I found the the vice, I will email them. It looks a lot like the sketches I saw back when I interacted with them.


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