Ok, it’s over. I was unable to pull off my project. I was making a full-scale soprano ukulele. 2×4 material does not bend without splitting, cracking and scorching. I enclose the following picture of the neck just to show I was serious. It was fun, at least the parts that were not frustrating. Good luck to all who are in the contest for the prize. Stewart, I wish I could vote for your chair.