June 14, 2008

Spent some experimental time working on the maple neck. I say experimental as these are my first forays into neck carving. I routed the truss rod channel, trimmed down to the approximate size with the band saw and began trying the different shaping tools I have: Japanese rasp, spoke shave, regular rasp, and chisel.



The rosewood used for the center strip is really red, and donates color to the maple when rasping. I think I’ll be able to eliminate most of the red from the maple, but even if some is left behind, I think it will be a positive tint which will add a bit of pink to the neck.