Sal's Flamenco ~ Neck

Saturday, August 02, 2008


This quartersawn neck blank (26" long) is the fragrant Spanish Cedar, which has been sitting in my studio for almost 3 years. Sal, you'll enjoy this scent everytime you open the guitar case!


With a simple setup, the blank is sawed at the 15 degree angle for the head/neck scarf joint.


I don't have a sharper back saw deep enough to complete the cut, so the steel backing removed to cut through the blank.


A steady cut can give you a good result, even by hand.


To get a good gluing surface, the pieces are stacked to be handplaned (I used the bigger metal plane in the background, a bench plane).


Between each hand planing, the surface is checked with a square edge to achieve flatness in all directions while maintaining the 15 degree angle.

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