|Routing the truss rod channel and two 6mm|
round bottom channels for carbon rods
using an old Hitachi MV 12
|Test fitting truss rod and carbon rod|
|Cutting out the headstock shape on the bandsaw|
|A template is used to mark |
the outline and holes of the headstock
|The rough result|
|laying out the neck shape on the blank|
|Cutting the rough shape of the neck |
on my small INCA bandsaw
|Some wood to waste.|
The leftovers will be used in another project
|Hollow carbon tubes with a beech|
dowel glued in over the entire length .
|The rods are glued in with epoxy and|
the lmii truss rod is installed with a bit
of silicone for anti vibration
|The result , hidden corners cut with a chisel|
|A great Bosch router|
|Template routing of the headstock.|
I use an old router bit that is actually a rasp with a bearing on top .
This avoids tearout on this wavy grained birdseye maple neck.
Sometimes I get light burn marks , but these can easily be sanded out .
|Drilling 14 mm tuner holes with a brad point drill|
|The shaped headstock with recess for logo|
|Contour sanding the body halves with |
my cheap oscillating bobbin sander
|Edge routing with a 1/2 " round-over bit|
|It already starts to look like an instrument.|