PRSpoggers Posted November 14, 2020 Report Share Posted November 14, 2020 I am going to be working with White Limba for the neck and Honduran Rosewood for the fingerboard. This is my first time ever doing this and I need some guidance. I know I need some essential tools like a saw rasp for taking off material on the neck and a spokeshave for making the neck shape. I need to get a truss rod and I don't have a table saw that I can route a cavity out, but I can either rout it out with a chisel or something similar. I am going to list off questions of my concerns for this project: The fingerboard is most likely already planed, but the neck blank feels very coarse, should I plane that? I assume the wood (since it was already cut into sizeable blanks for my project) that it was dried, do I need to dry it any more or am I fine for now? What are the ESSENTIAL tools I need? I am going to order today radius blocks, gauges that range from 7.25 to a 20 inch radius and I am going to get the saw rasp and spokeshave from either a hardware store (home depot or lowes) or order it. What else is necessary for this project? Are there any guides or videos I can watch or read to guide me on this project? Any templates anyone can provide for building a neck? What would help me along in this process? I hope this all goes very well! I am letting the wood acclimate right now and I have them stacked and divided on top of each other with dividers in between. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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