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What are some essential tools and hardware I need for a neck build?


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Hey y'all, this is my first time building a neck and I am going to start the build after Christmas (when I get some tools I am getting for Christmas) and here is my layout basically:

For the neck I am using White Limba. For the fingerboard I am using Honduran rosewood. I think both of these need to be planed and dried before use. I am on day 12 of drying both of these. I need to plane these but I don't know where to get them planed at.

I am going to be using a strat template from StewMac as a my neck shape. 

I have a general idea of what tools I need:

  • Bandsaw, for cutting the wood to rough shape
  • Router, for the truss rod cavity
  • Wood glue for gluing the fretboard
  • Spokeshave for shaping the neck
  • Saw rasps for shaping the neck as well

I have radiusing blocks and sandpaper and things like that. Is there anything else I need for this project?

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If you get the Shinto Saw Rasp you won't need a spokeshave to remove material. It's one of the fastest hand tools for that purpose.

For planing you need a plane. A long sharp hand plane would be ideal.

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Just now, Bizman62 said:

If you get the Shinto Saw Rasp you won't need a spokeshave to remove material. It's one of the fastest hand tools for that purpose.

For planing you need a plane. A long sharp hand plane would be ideal.

So a rasp would be the better route for me? Those hand planes are in my budget! Is there anything else I need for this?

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6 minutes ago, PRSpoggers said:

Is there anything else I need for this

Lots of patience.

View these two, they're about a bass but the idea is the same. There's many other ways as well but the facet method for shaping in Ep. 3 is a very good way to achieve a fine result.

 

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