Scarfing up the neck joint

cut and ready for planing

Usually I scarf down pizza or chocolate cookies, but building a guitar neck can involve gluing up this particular “scarf joint” and so I grab the mahogany neck block in my wood room and start sawing. Most builders will rip the one inch thick neck blank on a band saw or a table saw, but for no good reason I’m sticking to hand tools on this build so first I score the cut lines on the blank with my marking gauge and then employ the rip side of…

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