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Old 07-29-2021, 06:16 AM
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Default On to the Neck

With the body set for now it's time to get going on the neck. This will be Honduran Mahogany. I am using a traditional bird's mouth joint to hold the headstock. It is more work but, is stronger and certainly goes with the look of an Old Town Farm 00. Here I have the basic cuts to in:

It is all hand work to do the final fitting and forming the diamond volute:

This gives me the opportunity to test out my new hand forged steel and Cocobolo draw knife. I might add that it works like a dream!
Mark Hatcher

“Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable”.