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Dan Erlewine's do-it-yourself neck shaping jig


Issue 230 November 20, 2014



A different sort of Erlewine Neck Jig: Dan’s building guitars out of black walnut that he’s saved for forty years. For carving and shaping, he comes up with an easy-to-make jig to hold a neck at just the right working angle. It spins and tilts too!
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About the guitar in this video: Dan’s building these electrics out of the same batch of black walnut he used to create Albert King’s “Lucy” guitar in 1971.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkDan’s plywood neck holder.
  • checkmarkA StewMac angle vise for tilt-and-rotate.
  • checkmarkHolds and protects the neck while filing.
  • checkmarkSuper glue hardens screw threads cut into plywood.

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