Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    06.10.04
    Posts
    153
    Last Online

    11.27.17 @ 03:32 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default What's the best way to drill for neck bolts?

    So far, what I have been doing is attaching two strings in the E-positions to my bridge to align the neck, using wood glue to temporarily fix it to the body in this position, and using a drill press to drill through the body into the neck. Then I attach the screws, and PRAY that they don't shift the neck. There IS a better way, right?

    Is there some sort of self-centering device that might make this all easier? Links to products and Amazon would be appreciated. I obviously don't want to spend a fortune. Under $100 would be great. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Banned!
    Join Date
    03.06.09
    Posts
    1,235
    Last Online

    04.20.10 @ 03:48 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    just hold it tight...make sure it's straight...set your drillbit to the proper dept..and drill. nothing more realy

  3. #3
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    11.20.09
    Posts
    65
    Last Online

    05.20.17 @ 06:30 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I use a clamp to hold the neck and plate in place on the body, drill all 4 holes and screw the neck in place before removing the clamp. I would be concerned that the clue you describe would bond to the neck joint and damage the body when you remove the neck in the future.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Let's DRILL IN ALASKA!
    By Pabs in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 03.15.17, 06:48 PM
  2. THE DRILL
    By Wolfgang_'99 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 08.22.09, 07:58 PM
  3. LARGE neck bolts
    By s6275 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09.25.07, 04:30 PM
  4. Drill Instructor
    By willy4pres in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06.18.07, 06:56 PM
  5. mikita drill?
    By 5150 poundcake in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01.12.03, 02:06 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •