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Building a simple cigar box guitar #2: Recovery and more neck shaping

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« Part 1: Fitting and shaping the neck Part 2 of Building a simple cigar box guitar series Part 3: Major assembly »

This part is mostly catch-up. I ruined my first neck, rounding over one of the front edges instead of the back. I made up another, this time out of maple. It looks very similar, with the same design for the head. To stop the roundovers at the right spot, I jigged up stops on the router table. I had to set these up twice, with a separate setup for each side. Here it is, along with my router table, which I made by lopping an old desk in two.
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Feeding from right….

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To left.

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The completed head, with a slot cut out for the nut.

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And the roundovers on the neck. I got a little burning, but nothing that won’t sand out. As always, ignore the plastic sawhorses where a proper bench should be.

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Next: More neck shaping

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