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Guitar-building #4: Neck-Carving

04-01-2011 02:08 PM by kenstonge | 0 comments »

I spent most of last night carving the neck for my Les Paul Jr., a process that is somewhat tedious, but also a lot of fun. The carving was done with an oscillating spindle sander, files, a spokeshave and a card scraper. The first step is to rough out the height of the neck. First, I took measurements of the heigh of the neck using a caliper, which I measured against the plans for a ‘59 Les Paul. In this case, I used the first, seventh and twelfth frets as reference points. Using a caliper to measure final heights I transferred those measurements to the sides of the guitar neck and then used a straight edge to draw a line the way down. Setting guidelines for shape of the ne...

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