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Just checked it out Chris. I like it alot. I will have to get in touch with you once I get back from school to see if you still have any. Cant afford it right now unfortunitily.

Killemall- Fretboard/ taper is no big deal I have a jig to cut the taper on the FB then I glue it on an rough cut the neck. after that is a matter of a few minutes with some 80 grit and I have it nice and straight. Its the thicknessing of the neck that always annoys me. The profile thinkness as you called it. Im always worried the blade will move and cut in too deep towards the bottom side where I can not see.

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Another way that I'm tempted to do it to make a big bolt-on table (double neck length) for my drill press, and chuck up my safe-t-planer. Essentially that would do the same as RAD's idea, except I can put shims at certain places on the neck to not only give me a nice even flat to start with, but to also make that flat and approximation of the taper in thickness as well (using those shims).

Chris

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On the few necks that I made up to now I used a robosander in a drill press with a fence to get the flat area after taking off some wood with a spokeshave. This is possible though maybe a little tricky with the headstock already in place.

I try to have the neck 1mm or so thicker than the target thickness at this point. Then I carve the sides until the flat spot becomes a very narrow ledge in the center (assuming a symmetrical neck profile). Then some sandpaper to finish off and take off the final ~1mm

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I think Im looking for something like what RADs using. A nice router jig to get the flat taper I need while having good control and visibility of the cut.

Neck pocket day!

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These BK pups are going to look great in this thing!

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There is very little "safe" in the Safe-T-Planer.

I have a love/hate relationship with my safe-t-planer. It works really well for some tasks like how Chris use it, but I'm scared as h**l when using it. On the other hand it is at least safer then chucking a big router bit in the drill press...

It you use it for thicknessing thin items, with the planer quite close to the drill press table, I think it is reasonable safe. It is at least not worse than an ordinary router table.

Love the clean look of this guitar!

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Ive been slackin lately. not on the building part but on the posting picture part of it, seems like I'm always in a rush or running lat for somethin. Any ways here they are:

Trapazoid-ish neck profile. Wasnt sure how I would feel about it at first but I actually ended up loving the feel of this neck.

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whoops, meant to put more pics in that last post. The bridge profile was entirely too high so to correct it and make it look a bit sleeker, I recessed it about 3mm into the body. Im happy with the height and feel now.

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I like the looks and the feel of it for sure. I would have been nice to not have to sink it, or to have a low profile option but it wasnt that big of a deal. My only real gripe with it is that the mounting screws enter through the back. I dont think that was necessary and I cant un see the mildly upset face that is on the back of the guitar now.

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I like all of it, except for the deep carve along the heel on the bass side. I always hate the way that looks being carve way under the fretboard line.

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I like the looks and the feel of it for sure. I would have been nice to not have to sink it, or to have a low profile option but it wasnt that big of a deal. My only real gripe with it is that the mounting screws enter through the back. I dont think that was necessary and I cant un see the mildly upset face that is on the back of the guitar now.

I actually kind of liked the height of it. It allowed me to add a little neck angle. I like having a little extra air under the strings. The rear mount does add an extra complication, but I do like the way it squeezes the body between the bridge and the mounting flanges (or whatever those are called). It makes me feel better than just screwing it sown into the body wood. It did startle me for a minute when I realized I couldn't drill a hole from the mounting bolt hole to the cavity and use the mounting bolt to ground the strings.

I'm looking forward to playing it.

SR

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You use the flat trapiziod profile Brett?

I do (for several years now) unless a customer requests something different.

I do not use as wide a flat spot on the back as you do and mine is a little harder to see as I round the edges a hair more. Guitarists are an interesting lot they hate change even when it is good for them.

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All nice and sanded!

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add a little naptha to see the figure better

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darken things up a bit

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sand back

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and.......boom

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sorry about the poor picture quality, all I had on me was my phone.

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Wow! I did not see that coming. I totally lost track of the fact that the top was curly redwood. I was just sitting back enjoying thbe light and dark thing you had going.

That's a beauty.

SR

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