January 28, 2009

I have underestimated the time to shape the neck, so have taken two days to complete vs. one.  The neck is now down to the desired thickness, but still needs to have the heel fully shaped.


I oriented the truss rod up so the adjusting nut is accessed from outside the guitar at the head.


It will have an ebony cover plate.  I also routed out the tenon, but will need to correct the neck angle as it is a little steep.


Did the first round of scraping and sanding, and it’s looking pretty good.  I will test the new pore filler and lacquer on scrap before actually applying to the guitar.


Tomorrow:  Finish shaping heel, add end cap, adjust neck angle, and if completed, glue on fretboard (after thinning it a bit).