This method may not work for everyone but it works for me. It?s an easy and solid way to mount your neutriks if you are dealing with a wooden case. You can make it a permanent mount or have it detachable which ever works for you. I prefer to make it permanent as I will not have to remove it, you can remove the inner piece without having to take out the whole metal casing but most mounting method allow this anyway. I just wanted to say this method allows the same.
The depth you mount the Neutriks determines the thickness of the insert piece.(I use 1/2inch)
I use a 3/4 inch think piece of wood for my back piece so everything that deals with that part of the tutorial with follow the steps if you are using a 3/4in piece for mounting the Neutriks.
OK LET?S BEGIN
What you will need:
1 1/2 in forstner bit
15/16 paddle bit or other-
Drill press or hand held
Glue or no glue (depending on the permanent)
A 1 1/2 circle of wood that is 1/2in thick with a 15/16 hole drilled out in the center
(Good way to do it is- drill the 15/16 hole then cut the 1 1/ 2 hole out with a JIGSAW)
Small screw driver*
Small screw 2 (sizes may vary*)
80grit and 220 grit sand paper.
To start take your 1 1/2 bit and drill into you 3/4in piece approximately 1/2in (counter sunk) Now take your 15/16 bit and drill the rest of the way by lining the bit up with the Forstner center indent. Take the 80 grit sand paper and sand down the outside edge of the hole just like a router rounds edges. use the 220 to make it smooth and ready for paint. Small router may also work like a dremel or something.
That should give you this>
Now take the circle insert you made and mark it for the drill holes>
Drill and screw lol
Now take the insert and the Neutriks, line it up to center it a horizontal line helps and basically just push it in snug. If you made it an exact 1 1/2 insert then it will fit super snug, glue really isn’t needed. To make it perm. just run a small bead of glue around the edge of the insert before placing it in the pocket.
NOTE: mount the Neutriks after you paint or stain the case, this is the last step.
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