Lute Neck Reset: Using a Knife to Remove the Neck By WP-Admin FVL | Published 14. March 2013 | Full size is 2816 × 1872 pixels Lute Neck Reset: Removing the Neck with Heat and Moisture Lute Neck Reset: Neck Removed Successfully Using a Knife to Remove the Neck Both sides of the joint should be worked on. In this picture I am using a special thinned down butter knife to open the joint. This knife can also get heated up, and it helps work the water into the joint. Bookmark the permalink.