The Neck Blank

The raw blank from   Honduras Mahogany, dude.  They actually shipped (and charged) me for the wrong blank -- this is a jumbo-sized one for a bass neck.  What I didn't know was that I could get two FM necks out of this one blank.  I drew the outlines of the neck and headstock on it before I started cutting.
This shows the blank after I roughed it out.   I have a template made of plywood and a little cardboard headstock extension.   I've been playing with headstock angle, but I settled on the good old 17 degree version from Gibson.