Now for the neck..


My fellow first time Luthier, Johnathan, arrived yesterday with a large lump of Hard Rock Maple over his shoulder…

Here it is running through the sanding thicknesser…

Being flat sawn, we need to rip it into thinner strips and then rotate and reglue to make it appear to be quarter sawn… much more stable..

Before taking it to the table saw for ripping, it was a few passes on the jointer to make a nice edge to go against the T/S fence…

Stips are cut…

After rolling on the glue. it is into the clamps for at least 24 hours…probably more…
Progress is slow but then Rome was not build in a day..

Next post will be routing a groove for the truss rod and beginning the cutting and shaping of the next and head stock…

If you’re following along trying to learn more about this, you can take online courses and have more information at your disposal, but in the mean time…  Stay tuned…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Now for the neck..

  1. Lew says:

    Nice looking piece of wood, Larry!

  2. johnathon says:

    it was SO HEAVY carrying it lol. but i got there. *fingers itching to play*

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