Imbuya Neck Carved & Odies Oil Tips

This turned out well. I figured the best way to shave down the thickness of the neck was to mark the desired depth and rasp chamfers till that line was reached. Typically I’d just route freehand till that depth was met but I tried something using an auto planer which was unsuccessful so had to…

Necks Bolted + Holes drilled

The roasted maple build is nearly caught up to its brother. This weekend I’ll drill the bridge holes and align the tuners. I filled the burl bridge holes so I could move it over 2mm. I’ll re do that then map out where the pickups go. If I can work it out with a large…

Neck T-Nuts Installed

Counter sink using 3/4 in forstner bit. Main hole is 5/16 in. T nuts tapped (hammered) in with a little epoxy for added security. I used the wood river forstner depth stop guide which worked beautifully.

Layout

Didn’t have any tracing paper or carbon paper to work with so I improvised with some sticky label paper I’d bought years ago. Used that to transfer the approximate outline to the various tops to see which one I’d end up using. After cutting the fretboard shape out and wiping the surfaces with mineral spirits…