November 2019

  •      Carving the Neck

     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: As a general rule Woody cuts the dovetail before carving the neck. Cutting the dovetail requires that the guitar body is fully assembled and the dovetail mortise has been cut into the neck block. Then it is a matter of carving the dovetail (tenon) to fit the mortise which includes establishing the correct neck angle. Woody will have more to say about this next month.


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