Neck Blank Issue
How crucial is it for the neck blank to be perfectly flat? Mine is a bit wavy. Placing a ruler on it in various spots I can see gaps here and there. Some spots where the ruler rocks a bit and the gap is maybe a half of a mm. No matter how much I sand it these waves are still there. Also, one end is a little thicker than the other.
So, instead of paying $1300 for a drum sander, I was thinking I could get it nice and even by very slightly and carefully surface routing the entire blank. Does this sound like a reasonable alternative solution? I would need to make a new jig long enough to do this, of course.
Today I made a neck blank thickness/smoothing jig and routed the blank down to an even 2" (very simple but you'll see it in a future video update)
I had the same issue with my blank body blank as I bought it before finding Mark and the course. I surface routed after building a very basic jig and managed to get it looking good with pretty much no previous routing experience. There's a bunch of threads about jigs on here and you tube is always good for tutorials should you need them.
Very Crucial to be as flat as possible. The router can work as a planer just as good.
Router as a planer