Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portland Oregon
Re: Locking nut alignment problem
Do you have access to some decent calipers?
I suggest you use a precision measuring device and take a measurement from the drilled holes in the neck to the outside edge on both sides AND measure the nut from the distance from the holes to the outside of the nut.
People would assume its the necks fault....but....it also could be a nut where the holes were offset to one side because the blank didnt sit perfect in the jig before the holes were drilled. If the nut was drilled off a simple replacement (*or if you have the ability, you could weld the holes up and drill and re-tap new holes, but this requires some skills and tools)
If you find that it is the neck with misaligned holes, worst case you could use the same drill size as the existing holes and apply lateral pressure to the bit when running to 'walk' the bit (making the holes oval and not larger) towards the direction you want to nut to go.
If its any more then 1/16" off, you may need to fill and re drill the nut holes in the neck.