Shaping a neck

Earlier this week I shaped a neck for a new guitar model, my 'OM' size folk guitar. It mainly differs from my 'OOO' model in that it has 14 frets to the body. This is one is being optimised for playing trad folk music with a pick, as opposed to a fingerstyle guitar, so the neck is a little narrower and the string spacing will be different. Here's a few shots to demonstrate my process... 1) There are the two main tools I use - a coarse rasp, and a bastard file. After the neck profile has been roughed out and the front outline of the neck has been shaped to size, I file down two steps in the neck in two areas to the final thickness... 2) ... and join up with a bull-nose plane, ensuring the nec

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