First I wanted to hog out the place for the soundboard to rest. With this sled and the blade carefully set to the right height it is easy to hog out the groove.
Next you must carve out the curved area that you cannot do with the saw blade. Here a couple of sharp chisels do the job nicely.
Now it is ready to accept the tone board when the time is right.
Now it is time to shape the neck. The first tool, the trusty spokeshave. then a rough rasp both round and flat, then a fine rasp. then a scraper and finally 80 grit sandpaper on a round sanding block.
This is a great way to hold the neck for the shaping work. If you will clamp it so that one side of the neck hangs over the edge of the work surface slightly you can shape that side with ease with any tool. When done with the side simply turn it around and do the other.