HOW THICK DO YOU WANT THE NECK TO BE? That is the sixty four dollar question, and I have found that everyone has a different idea about that. I am tending to make my necks thinner and thinner as that is what my taste calls for. It gets to be a bit of a chore however, shaving down those necks, then sanding them, and then deciding to shave them down even more. I spent a couple of hours doing that today, note the scraper shavings on the floor. I think I will do a bit more of it tomorrow and then take measurements to see how close I am to my favorite uke.
I am getting lots of good use out of this unique new scraper being sold by Stewart McDonald. I really like it, It is thick and easy to hold in your hand. Has really long lasting cutting edges and those edges are both straight and curved. A very nice tool that hogs the wood off pretty quickly. Alll those shavings on the floor were made with this scraper.