Another use for laminated linings, drying racks. I like a laminated lining, a very strong component at a critical junction. However, guitars have been made, with great success, for a long time now with kerfed linings
Once the top went on I couldn’t help but think of the guitar as a big chocolate cake. The neck is Mahogany and Silver Ash. ( not an ash at all but very strong and hard )
If you are making one neck block, might as well make four. The shoulders on the neck are hand scribed to the curve on the box. This is a pine setup piece.
At the eleventh hour, I decided to go with a bolt on neck, threaded inserts are in the heel. This aids the polishing and allows for future neck adjustment. Normally a bolt on is a mortise and tenon. I like the idea of a dovetailed bolt on neck and will probably go this way with future flat tops.
It’s “Miller Time!” , ..... cerveza and a little cup of Irish whiskey. This is the half way point, box closed and neck fitted. From now until Easter it will still be hot enough to really enjoy a cold beer.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.