Part 18 - Neck Shaping
Time to do some more work on the neck. At this point I can remove the wings and reduce the sides down so that they are level with the edges of the fingerboard. Then the next job is bulk removal.
First, with the plane, I’ll take the square section down to approximate depth (for me that’ll be a thin, almost electric style 20mm at the nut and 24mm at the heel), then, using the rasp, I’ll rough in the flattened ‘C’ shape I’m after at the 1st and 12th fret positions. Then, at each side of the neck I’ll mark out the ¼, ½ and ¾ positions around each radius and remove material to join them up using the spokeshave.
Later, after fretting the guitar and stringing it up to check string height, neck relief and then setting up the bridge (see later sections), I can do the final shaping - A similar exercise but this time to the final dimensions.
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