Shaping the Neck
|Now, the shaping of the neck must be completed. Here are the rough cut body and neck -- just note that the headstock shaped is roughed-in.|
|Remember -- at this point the neck to body joint
is done. The next step is to shape the neck heel and the nut area. I clamped
the neck into the workbench and started shaping. I had a template made from an old
Les Paul neck -- this would be the guide for the neck shape.
Rasp, check, rasp, check. While it appears tedious, the rough shaping gets the neck to its general dimensions.