I wanted to give the Guild's dovetail a chance to dry out overnight, so I didn't do any work on it right away. However, I did find some other trouble to get into.
If you do any work on guitars or other instruments that involves gluing pieces together, you'll have a need for a caul. In the past, I've just used whatever random hunk of wood was lying around and adapted it to suit.
But after I built the neck removal jig, I realized how useful it would be to have a selection of cauls with cork on them.
So I cut up some of the aforementioned hunks of wood into actual shapes and glued some cork on them. Lookit all the crazy clamping configurations!
Don't even try to figure it out. But it did work.
Yes, the screwdriver was holding a chunk of cork down to a block of wood. Seesh.
This is one of the two cauls with angles. The top surface and the angle has cork on it.
Why an angle? It was scrap with an angle cut, so I figured I might need that shape sometime. Or not.
If you know what I mean.
I just bought some actual good quality belts for the ROSS. No more cheap-a** Home Despot belts in the Dungeon. Whoo hoo.
This is the last Despot belt I'll ever use.
The one on the right is for holding necks in the vise. I tried using a plastic caul and even heavy packing foam, but it's no good. You'll wind up with dents on the neck. I'm confident (he says hopefully) that the new caul will hold a neck and not dent it.