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Neck tenon thickness


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Hi everyone,

I'm planning my first build at the moment and have a question about the neck tenon. I have a quartersawn mahogany neck blank that's 1" thick, and I'm wondering how thick I need to make the tenon.

It's going to be a set neck with a full width tenon going as far as the back of the neck pickup cavity, and I want to contour the heel into the body.

I've seen some builds where people double the thickness of the blank to create a big heel then cut it back down to size. Is there any benefit in doing that? Obviously 2" is going to be way too thick, but is there a standard or recommended thickness I should be aiming for? (I'm aiming for a 1 3/4" body).



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