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So here I go with Parlour NΒ°2. It's pretty much the same as my first attempt but this time with X-bracing rather than ladder bracing. I'll try and give a wee bit more of an explanation of the process of this build.Β 

Starting with the neck......

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take your rough sawn Neck Blank.

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I started by squaring up the neck blank. Planing one of the faces flat and smooth then squaring up both of the edges. I kept the blank wider than the widest part of the headstock....80mm. I allowed 200mm for the headstock, 5mm for the nut, 315mm from the nut to the 12th fret, 20mm for the dovetail and around 50-80mm spare for any errors. I cut the wood here and kept the rest to make heel. I marked out the blocks for the heel and numbered them so I can glue them together in order with the grain flowing in the same direction.

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Measure 90mm from the Nut towards the end of the headstock and mark the position of the scarf joint. I cut it using a scarf joint jig on the bandsaw.Β 

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Place the two pieces of the neck into the vice as shown in this picture and plane the joint flat and square and keeping the angle of the scarf joint. Plane this up to the line of the nut although there is some spare length in the neck to move the nut back if you accidentally plane over the nut line.

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Once the two pieces are planed flat and square they can be glued together as shown in the pictures. The thickness of the join between the headstock piece and the neck piece should be measured at 14mm.

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Once the glue has set the headstock can be planed flat to the 14mm thickness.

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Next, glue the 4 pieces together to form the heel then glue the heel to the neck

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@russ top job!

Cheers @clinton. Much appreciated.Β 

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Next, I routed out the truss rod channel. The access for this one is at the headstock end. The channel is routed to a depth of 12mm.Β 

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Next, I prepared the headstock veneer. Planed and scraped it smooth to a thickness of 2mm.Β 

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Then I glued the veneer onto the headstock. Clamp it down, applying pressure evenly across the headstock.Β 

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Plane down the edges of the veneer flush with the headstock and cut the edge of it straight against the front edge of the nut line.

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Next I marked out the dovetail onto the heel end of the neck.Β 

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Then I drew out the headstock shape using a template. This headstock is 163mm long. The peg holes are 12mm in from the edge. The first is 43mm from the nut. Then 40mm to the next and 40mm to the third. Repeat on both sides.Β 

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Next, I roughly cut out the neck and headstock shape. I kept a couple of little wings on the sides of the neck to allow it to be more easily clamped into a vice.Β 

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Next, I marked out the velute....

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...and roughly carved out the shape

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Next, I drew out the shape of the heel of the neck.

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Then got on with a bit of carving

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and a bit more

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I created a little template out of aeroply to carve out the cheeks. Just flip it over to create a matching cheek on the other side.

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Cut off the wings and carve the rest of the neck

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A bit more then we've got the rough shape of the neck

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