Alaska cedar is wonderfully easy to carve. Soft and smooth but incredibly strong and stable. Great wood for necks. It did'nt take long at all to get this in almost finished form and ready to attach to the sound board.
First the spoke shave, then a variety of rasps and finally the bow sander.
This part of the neck can only be seen through the sound hole, but it will look so much better if it is cleaned up. Note that this is three pieces of wood glued together but if you line them up right the wood grains almost match.
The pencil points at one of the glue joints, Can you find the other one?
The table saw blade is set to cut just the depth of the thickness of the soundboard. I will clean this up with a sharp chisel and it is ready to attach.
This is a crucial action. Making sure the neck will line up straight with the soundboard. Note the plastic caul with two brads through it holding the two parts together in the proper position for glueing.