The November journal has been put together with fewer words and more photos. Carving the neck requires careful measurement and layout as well as a good bit of hand and eye coordination, both on the machines and in hand-tool execution.  Hopefully, the photos presented here will make obvious the tools, the sequence and the detail requirements.

 

     One note: Usually, Woody cuts the dovetail before carving the neck and after the dovetail mortise has been cut into heel block of the assembled guitar body. Here, for demonstration purposes, Woody cuts the dovetail tenon first. 


     Woody will have more to say about this next month.

                                                             


​                                                                          Woody

November 2019


  •      Carving the Neck