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Old 05-08-2019, 08:25 PM   #736
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Making a big fat neck. Template.
It starts with wanting a wider nut so there's more space between the strings for those of us with ham fists


Which means it must also be wider at the heel.


The finger board will protrude above the body. I wanted to keep the neck pocket the normal size in case this neck sucks to play, and I want to switch it out to a normal one.
I kind of indented the neck where it fits into the pocket at the body joint. I will have to bolt the neck on instead of gluing it like actual Les Pauls.

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Old 05-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #737
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This morning, I routed the neck pocket on the Les G. Aka LC002.


First I drew the layout full scale. The bridge is 14mm tall. I want 3 or 4 mm of adjustability, and the frets are 1 or 2 mm tall, so I used 18mm. Drew a line from the point where the saddles will be to the place the neck meets the body. Confirmed 3.5

So, 13 mm deep at the bridge side of the pocket and 3/4" at the other end. Not trying to confuse you by intermingling inches and mm, just they were the closest marks on my little ruler that matched up.



13mm


This looks off, but the 3/4 was the depth a little farther to the left before I cut the end off the pocket.

Its a nice snug fit. Tighter than the strat was.


Opposite side, upside down and a little blurry


I also rough cut the body shape, and trimmed the neck edges.


Finally starting to look guitar-ish

Good day in the shop. Still have all my fingers and didn't ruin the project as far as I know.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:49 PM   #738
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Oh, and I still need to take a sixteenth off the depth of the neck at the heel
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:15 PM   #739
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0.75 in = 19.05 mm so it's pretty close.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:59 AM   #740
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I shaved the heel of the neck down using the stew Mac safety plane drill bit thing.


Also set the oscillating spindle sander up and started the free hand part of the exterior perimeter.


The neck looks better seated now


Tight
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