Today I spent my time working on necks. From filing frets to thinning necks, and they are coming along nicely
Remember those two frets that you don't put in until the fretboard is glued on. They now have to be installed and carefully filed down. The blue tape is to prevent getting file marks on the ebony fretboard.
glueing on the last end cap. I made this of Pacific Yew to match the fretboard. I put a layer of ebony veneer in between to add a little counterpoint
With a fine toothed rasp I am bringing the head plate
and the peg head to the same size. When done the black edges will be completely natural colored.
Now we are getting down to the fine work. This bow sander with 80 grit paper does a nice job of reducing, rounding and shaping a neck. If you don't have one in your shop I strongly recommend you make one. They are a simple and extremely useful tool.