The last couple of days have been busy and productive
got the slot cut and the carbon fiber rod embedded.
Next I began smoothing fret ends with this tiny file. I should have done this before attaching the fretboard. It would have been easier.
The file is rounded on one edge so as not to cut into the wood of the fretboard as the fret ends are rounded.
The ends must be smooth as silk so as not to snag the fingers.
Plotting out the band saw cut on the baritone neck
And here it is cut to shape.
The bandsaw not only cuts the lineal shape but does a good job on the two slots that the sides slip into.
Now the carving of the neck begins, first with a small and very sharp draw knife, then a surform rounded rasp
And at the end of the day, a cool drink as the setting sun lights up the East Indian Rosewood and Bearclaw Spruce of Eduardo's tenor undergoing the evening inspection .