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Hammond101
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Apr 28th, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do you somehow use this to press in tuner bushings to the peghead?

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Apr 28th, 2017 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think Hammond got it!!!
I didn't think about tuners and that bolt with the nuts, makes perfect sense to drive and press bushings in place! Easy Squeezy!!!
But hey, I've been mystified here more than a million times and it's kind of like medicine, one type for a hundred ailments....

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo and Hammond101 are on the right track, but no cigar yet.

wrnchbndr
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Apr 28th, 2017 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes or No
Is it safe to assume that the smaller nut is the one that you drive the tool with?

Is the neck that you use this tool with an American made Fender neck?

Is there something wrong with your lab rat guitar that is generally speaking an uncommon problem?

hotblooze

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Apr 28th, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1. Structural change = a tool and not a part
2. Lab rat Strat = guitar with tremolo
3. Insert extractor = on the right track
4. Height leveling tool = on the right track

I think it's a trem lock of some kind where the nuts will grip the trem block and one end of the screw will sit against the body to stop it from moving.

Oh, Funky already suggested it and it's not a trem lock. I guessed wrong.

(This message was last edited by hotblooze at 12:48 PM, Apr 28th, 2017)

Hammond101
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Apr 28th, 2017 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"structural change" on a Lab Rat Strat? BTSOOM.

It must be used to clamp, gauge, measure or hold something but I'm too slow today. It's Friday ya know.

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

wrnchbndr ...The small nut is a refinement that I added to finish the job. The main function of the tool does not require it to be there.

This tool is not brand specific.

The problem that this tool was used to solve is not uncommon. I'm sure that you have encountered it in your career.



wrnchbndr
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Apr 28th, 2017 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was thinking something to do with the biflex trussrod -- wrong -- BZZZZZZ!

Does it have something to do with the adjustment of the trem claw?

There aren't many places on a strat style guitar that have holes large enough for a screw this size.

I stared at a strat for quite a while this morning because,,, well, because I sometimes have these brief moments when I'm really clever and I like to inflict my clever moments on my friends here. It didn't happen today. :(

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 01:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

wrnchbndr ....it's not trem related.

Remember that this is a tool that allowed me to perform a particular change on my Lab Rat Strat. It does not remain as part of the guitar.

Hammond101
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Apr 28th, 2017 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You added a micro-tilt and used this to pull in the T-nut? To the body that is?

catnineblue

LA , Calif

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Apr 28th, 2017 01:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe you have threaded inserts to fasten the neck instead of 4 wood screws . Does this remove threaded inserts?

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

catnineblue .....CONGRATULATIONS !!!! You are the winner. The neat thing about this tool is that it will allow you to insert the threaded inserts square to the neck so that they will line up exactly with the machine screws from the neck.

The insert gets screwed into one end of this tool. The other end is put into the chuck on a drill press that has the power cord dis-connected. Lower the insert into the pre-drilled hole and use a wrench to screw the insert into the hole. Worked perfectly.

The nuts I used were slightly larger than the diameter of the insert so I could only drive them in even with the neck. I reversed the tool and used the smaller nut end to countersink the inserts 1/32 so that I have perfect wood to wood contact when the neck is screwed down.

I call this my Lab Rat Strat as I use it to try different wiring schemes and other components. I have the neck off nearly every week when I change out pickguards and over time the screw holes in the neck become worn. I've drilled them out and plugged them a couple of times but was looking for a permanent solution.

Works perfectly!



Te 52

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Apr 28th, 2017 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good trick! I use the same technique to start tapped holes when it's critical that they be perpendicular to a surface. Chuck the tap in the drill press and proceed as you did.

mirrorboy

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Apr 28th, 2017 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Kudos catnineblue. Had me stumped thinking of it.

Peegoo
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Apr 28th, 2017 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Woot!

Hammond101
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Apr 28th, 2017 03:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice get!

henrycat
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Apr 28th, 2017 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

got my idea from this video

Click Here

henrycat
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He said he was a wit. He was half right.
Apr 28th, 2017 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The "patient"

Lab Rat Strat

(This message was last edited by henrycat at 06:24 PM, Apr 28th, 2017)

catnineblue

LA , Calif

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Apr 28th, 2017 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most everything else was ruled out before I saw this post. Since it's not part of the guitar I knew some use threaded inserts on necks.

I can't take credit.

wrnchbndr
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Apr 28th, 2017 04:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I feel like Snidely Whiplash. Dratts and double dratts. I'm gonna do something evil to a cello.

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