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from lumber to finished neck part 1: neck drawn out, fret markers sawn, nut slot cut. starts with a blank from a well-known baseball bat manufacturer that i work with.

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Comment by Ian Bell on January 11, 2011 at 12:17pm

Nut slot cut cut at this early stage - when things are still square! - brilliant!

OK - it makes so much sense it's probably the standard way of doing it - but I hadn't thought of it.

Thanks Jay, you made my day. (I know I should get out more)

Comment by Moschella Banjos on January 11, 2011 at 12:32pm
yeah, drawing everything up when its still square, including the center line and any fret slots needed, is a lot  easier. all these photos and more are on my blog, if you're interested in more process shots.

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