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Jun 3, 2020 - 9:22:39 AM
235 posts since 11/22/2009

Anybody use some sort of jig to hold the banjo neck when shaping the neck / refretting the fingerboard / inlaying the fingerboard ? Up until now I have used a vice---but not ideal as the neck not 100% secure.

Any photo's would be appreciated.

Many Thanks.

Jun 3, 2020 - 12:15:58 PM



11599 posts since 2/7/2008

I have a 5" vise with a set if magnetic rubber jaws. I have done a fair bit of neck work with it, including carving at least a dozen necks. I find it very secure.
Would I use it if I considered myself a professional, probably not but it is great for a hobbyist.

Jun 3, 2020 - 12:54:53 PM
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12704 posts since 8/30/2006

I use a neck beam that is glued up and ready 2” x 3.5” x 30”;
I clamp it to my work table
I can use vertical, horizontal, right and left side and flat upside down by clamping the neck blank in different places

I use rasps and hog my necks by hand,
For multi piece necks I don’t build a beam, I cut thin pieces and glue them up

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