I've got the Procrastination Blues and like the end of night 12bar jam in a loch-down (see what I did there?) north of the border - it has to end sometime!!
1) I've never done a glue joint Neck = Scary
2) Never done a carve top = Slightly Scary
3) Never done binding = Scary too
4) Never done Scarf Joint = not too scary having seen Marks Jig demo.
Ive got three of the late Chris Eccleshall models to choose from (His family kindly let me have all his router patterns when we cleared the workshop).
Which model do you guys prefer for first time carve top?
Ive got Brazilian Mahogany for back of body and Neck with some nice Walnut to bookmatch for top.
Rosewood/Purple Heart/Maple fretboards.
Which design grabs you?
@eddie6string As far as the scarf joint is concerned, Mark’s video is great and I’ve made a neck using that method, there ain’t nothin to it man. But..... what is easier and is effectively the same thing is stacking (gluing) another bit of the same blank (an off-cut big enough) under where the angled headstock will be. You could also do the same with the heal if you were doing a set neck (where you need a deeper heal than for a bolt on neck). You then just carry on as normal as in Mark’s BYOEG Online course. Here is one I did using this method.
Online guitar making courses – guitarmaking.co.uk
Middle with a carve
A lot of heel. Go as less as possible.