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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-25-2016, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Damaged the hole surrounding my neck screw ferrule.

So when I was tightening my neck screw, I realised the ferrule had cut into the wood, and damaging the wood surrounding the ferrule.

Here's the damage.
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The guitar still stays in tune, neck is tight, no cracks, everything is still stable and normal. Is this a damage I need to worry about? Or is it purely cosmetic. Does it call for a repair?
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Re: Damaged the hole surrounding my neck screw ferrule.

Basswood, very soft. I might run some CA, then accelerator in and around the bare wood just to seal and strengthen it, but it should be nothing to worry about.
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Basswood, very soft. I might run some CA, then accelerator in and around the bare wood just to seal and strengthen it, but it should be nothing to worry about.
Would this manifest itself as a problem I'm, 5 years time or so? No?
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Re: Damaged the hole surrounding my neck screw ferrule.

It can only compress so much.
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It can only compress so much.
Alright then, guess I won't do anything about it then. If I do want to repair it though, what's the proper procedure to do it?
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Basswood, very soft. I might run some CA, then accelerator in and around the bare wood just to seal and strengthen it, but it should be nothing to worry about.
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As in, what can I do to fill up the wood that has been compressed? Can I do something like fill it with wood filler, or plug and redrill?
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I see no point in it, but you're welcome to do whatever you wish.
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Re: Damaged the hole surrounding my neck screw ferrule.

Just do as Rich says, if it really bothers you then take a sharpie or black paint pen and color in the wood indentations, then do as Rich says.

Either way, you should just do what Rich says.
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Re: Damaged the hole surrounding my neck screw ferrule.

Yeah I have decided to just leave it be. As long as it won't affect the stability of the guitar.
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Re: Damaged the hole surrounding my neck screw ferrule.

The crack to the neck side of it would make me want to flow CA into it to lock it all up and make it harder.

Were you using a power drill by chance?
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The crack to the neck side of it would make me want to flow CA into it to lock it all up and make it harder.

Were you using a power drill by chance?
Nope just a plain old screwdriver.
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I might be able to get CA.. Not sure which store carries it, might be quite a distance away.

But is it okay to just leave it as it is?
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If you wish, it's not going to fall apart.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...smith&_sacat=0

That's the type you want [blue bottle, and accelerator] and is what's usually available at local hobby stores with a store brand label.
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Alright I guess I will walk around and see if I can find that in local stores. If I can't I guess I will just leave it be.
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