got the neck lumber on Friday. Hard Maple, Bloodwood and Wenge. I didnt own a planer so I was going to borrow a friends for the build but I happened into a 13 in one on craigslist for $75 and bingo, Jeds a millionare! I milled down the bloodwood and wenge today, didnt have time to do the maple. Depending on how much milling the maple takes I may take the other two down a little as more, not sure yet. Going to lay them up M/B/W/B/M and I am fairly sure I will do the wings with blood wood as well...playing that by ear right now. First Question... I bought a large enough piece of Wenge to have plenty left over after the neck which I plan to use for the fingerboard. I was sanding on it to see how it smoothes down and after getting it down to 220 the pores are still prominent. Is this stuff like oak in that you never get those pores out? Anyone ever make a fingerboard with it?