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Tools for shaping necks

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Peter Parker, Jan 16, 2003.


  1. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    What sort of spokeshave would I need to best shape a neck? Any other options?
     
  2. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Some other options:
    rasp
    surform
    plane (small one)
    power file
    router
     
  3. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    4" grinder with 36grit or bandsaw etc to rough shape then use block plane or a no. 4 plane, sanding board and belt , spokeshave is best to shape up near the headstock while a tool with a straight flat base like a plane or suroform is best for the straight section.
     
  4. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Drawknife and 5/8" round SurForm

    -robert
     
  5. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    I use a Japanese saw file. It has a rough side and a fine side. The rough side really can hog out material. And, it doesn't load up like traditional rasps. I got mine from Rockler.