Mickguard Posted February 15, 2007 Report Share Posted February 15, 2007 I'm shaping a neck for my next project --this will be the first real neck (although I wussed out and bought a fretted fretboard). I started with a rasp and surform, and now I've got it pretty much rough-shaped to within a millimeter of where I want it-- now comes the part where I need to get it perfectly rounded and smoothed. I'm using sandpaper for this part--starting with 80 grit. I'm also using a caliper and comparing my progress with a couple of necks I really like (my Melody Maker and especially my Epiphone Sorrento) But I'm wondering what methods others are using for this step? How do you get the neck perfectly rounded and smoothed and flat up and down the neck? Do you just eyeball it? Do you use a special tool or other setup? By rounded, I'm not speaking about the profile, but about achieving a smooth transition for the curve(s) of the profile. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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