Not much time for the workshop today, but yesterday was a snowy productive day.I got the necks made. Here is the story, in pictures.
The first task was to cut each of the boards of Honduran Mahogany into the four pieces that I had marked out with my template. Here I am sawing the angle at the peghead. The piece that I am sawing off will be moved down and its smooth surface will be glued to the smooth surface on the bottom of the bend to lengthen the peghead. The joint will be all but invisible because the wood grain is identical and the glued surfaces were sanded smooth on the thickness sander.
Here are all six necks on the work table awaiting the glueing. All four pieces are kept together and numbered so they won't get mixed up. That way the entire neck will be made from the same piece of wood and the joints will match.
The template demonstrates how the pieces must be glued together.
If you draw a straight line through the pieces you won't be confused when you glue them together.
And here is how the peg head extension is going to be glued together.
Now you brush on the glue and clamp them down. I find it very convenient to clamp to the edges of the work table and the workbench. With all this clutter it is time to leave the workshop for a couple of hours while the parts all set up.
Then it is back to the band saw to saw them into rough shape. Can you see the glue joint on this piece. There are two of them. If you do it right you can even get the grain matching.
Here is the peghead extension. Pretty close match.
So here the all are ready for further shaping. A very pleasing sunday in the workshop.