Re: Loose Neck
Mom, I like to expand the tenon with an expander. (Votaw Tool's Gorilla tenon joint expander is a good example) I over expand the tenon slightly (a la just a little too tight) then shrink it with my tenon shrinker from Ferree's Tools. I find this process leaves the tenon in a much "rounder" state than just simply expanding. When it's to the point where it's almost there but ever so slightly on the tight side I then lap the tenon in to it's receiver with ultra fine lapping compound. This insures a "perfect, leak free fit".
This is what works for me. Let's hear from some of the other guys on this also, please.?.?.?.?