Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates

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Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates Dovetail, set of 2

Dovetail, set of 2

Item # 4783
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Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates Straight tenon, set of 2

Straight tenon, set of 2

Item # 4784
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Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates

About This Item

We developed these templates for cutting accurate neck joints when used with our Neck Joint Router Bits.

The templates are made of extra-thick acrylic for sturdiness, and they're clear for easy alignment. Available for a Martin-style dovetail, or for a straight mortise and tenon.

Templates are 3/8" (9.53mm) thick clear acrylic, and 7-3/4" x 10" (196.85mm x 254.00mm).

Each set includes:
• Template for routing the neck heel
• Template for a matching neck block joint
• Instructions and plans for a simple wooden jig to hold the neck or body in position while routing
• Hardware to clamp template to the wooden jig that you make


Product Instructions

Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Template Instructions

Routing instructions for acoustic neck joints.

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(Customer's Reviews)

Great templates. With a little modification like changing the bearing on my router bit I can use the same templates for my Ukulele's.


good customer service


Received the set of two dovetail templates and the thickness was off about .040" from side to side, both pieces. This would aim the centerline of the neck left or right of the true center of the lower bout by anywhere from 0.0" to ~0.5", depending on how the variance stacks up between the neck and body template. I noticed this when I test fit the templates into the routed area of my shop-made jig. That caused me to get my calipers out. Stew Mac replaced them no charge and included a prepaid return label for the nones I sent back. Not sure if the maker encountered a plexi sheet with varying thickness across the raw sheet, or if the raw sheet thickness normally runs off near the edges. The replacements were within a couple thousandths so all is well now.


very good templates

(Customer's Reviews)

I have used the dovetail template for years and it has been a real workhorse. I recently purchased the mortise and tenon and it is also great!

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