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Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates

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

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Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4783 Dovetail, set of 2 Yes

4784 Straight tenon, set of 2 Yes

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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

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Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates
Acoustic Neck Joint Routing Templates
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5 1-30-2014
very good templates

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!

justinarts  West Texas, USA Read my reviews (35)
5 8-06-2013
Nice to have

These are great templates, but a little pricey. now I need the mortise and tenon set.

David Vicars  Texas Read my reviews (11)
1 7-08-2013
Poorly designed

I just used the tenon template for my first time, thankfully on scrap. Firstly, the jig plans are not designed to allow you to adjust the angle of your neck joint, leaving a lot of work to set the neck. No problem, I designed my own. What really upset me was they didn't account for the added thickness that using a guide bushing would make. I would either have to cut all of the mortise and tenon in one go, or adjust the neck and body in the jig after every cut to lower the depth, making it nearly impossible to get an exact cut again. If you try and use a guide bushing in your router (like I did) it will leave your mortise way too narrow for the tenon. There is tenon is approximately .060" narrower than the mortise, barely equaling the thickness of the wall of my guide bushings. Add that thickness four times (one on each side of each template) and your now looking at a difference of over 1/8", requiring a lot of work. Save yourself the money and make your own jigs and templates!

Patrick Robbins  Murray, UT Read my reviews (2)
5 1-04-2013
Accurate Neck jointing

Using the documentation I built a jig for cutting the neck joint with these templates. It worked really well. As it was my first joint like this and nervous of marking the wood I used clamps with rubber protectors that moved. I then used soft wood blocks screwed accros the neck and around the body and sound hole into the jig. Costly but work well

Mike Lee  Brisbane Australia Read my reviews (6)
4 6-21-2012
Dovetail templates

These templates work well after a bit of tweaking. You need to use a spacer for the "tail". If not it flexes too much. Again, they work well, but I would encourage anyone to practice a lot on scraps. I built a jig that adjusts to the angle of the body so you can cut a complimentary angle in the neck joint. Works well. These are a bit pricy, but they work.

David Anderson  McKinney, tx
5 4-15-2012
Routing Acoustic Joint templates

This was one of the hardest jobs for me to do, neck re-alignment / removal for a customer. These neck joint routing templates take all of the guesswork right out of the job! After making the jig exactly like the one from the StewMac instructions I made two matching dovetail joints for projects in my shop. In a matter of minutes I had exactly matching & perfect fitting joints for each end. I would highly recommend these templates for anyone who wants top quality perfect fitting parts each and every time you use them.Thank you so much for offering these in your catalog.

BobDWilliams  Woodbridge, Va Read my reviews (6)
5 2-24-2012
Really nice.

Really nice templates here, little pricey for plastic but what a great job it did. I made a jig like the one in Stew's instructions and it made a matching dovetail that fit right!

JVan  Granger,IN Read my reviews (17)
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