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In the photo above:
Top: Straight plank of mahogany neck stock
Middle: Arm and built-up heel blocks assembled
Bottom: Headstock scarfed from the end of the arm and turned over to be glued to the top of the scarf.
In the photo below:
The scarf joint is cut and the headstock is glued under the arm of the neck. This is how Woody learned to do it from Charles Fox back in 1976. He has tried both ways and has found that there is no substantial difference...except in the layout of the scarf on the neck stock, which is very different.
In this presentation, the dimensions and discussion of building the guitar neck assumes that the headstock is glued up as shown below, i.e. under the arm. The location of the nut and the scarf is entirely based on this choice.