Friday, July 28, 2006

Removing the stock peghead overlay

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I decided from the beginning that I didn't like the veneer that came with the kit, and want to use a piece of ebony, so tonight I took on the task of removing the stock one. After reading about people sanding them off, and one guy who used a household iron to heat it, remove the veneer and sand off the glue, I decided to try the iron. It worked great. At first I tried heating it and peeling strips, until I figured out that if you heat it enough, the whole veneer can slide right off. Removing it took about half an hour, and sanding the glue off took about an hour, believe it or not. I'm happy with the results. Working on this was a nice break from working on the tone bars. I should be getting some new ones soon, by the way, and I think I will have better luck this time.


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