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Stage 3) Cutting out the neck blank.

Next we need to cut out the wood blank keeping a 16th of an inch from the pencil mark we made in stage 3 using the plastic template. I use a bandsaw to perform this task. Try and make four or five relief cuts so you do not have to cut a lot of curvature at one time around the headstock and the heel of the neck blank.

Tomahawk Guitars

Tomahawk Guitars using neck by JCSMI

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Stage 2) Neck wood selecting, thicknessing, template tracing

The first thing we need to do in the actual building process is to select a premium grade of wood for the neck blank. Next we need to bring the board down to the desired thickness using a drum sander or a shop planer. My total stack up for the neck thickness equals 1 inch. Next I trace out the neck profile using a pencil and the plastic neck profile template. Check out my Amazon store from time to time for some suggested products you may be lacking. The store makes for a good checklist of items to help you get the job done.

Guitar nut making at jcsmi.com



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Nut Making
Watch as a nut is processed and shaped from a bone blank to a semi-gloss nut.

FRETTING NECKS at jcsmi.com


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Fretting Necks:  LEARN THE TECHNIQUES INVOLVED in FRET BENDING, CUTTING, INSTALLING, SHAPING, BRINGING FINISHED FRETS TO A HIGH LUSTER AND MORE AT JCS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

Guitar Inlay and Side marker work at jcsmi.com

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Inlay work  at jcsmi.com
Learn the techniques involved in FRET & SIDE MARKER INLAY & more

Woody Woodcasters and JCSMI.