When i start on a wolf I make a laminate block that is 2.25 wide 41 long and 3.5 in thick (top to bottom). that 2.25 is the final width .The outside maple pieces are actually about .80 , which is .05 in. too thick they should be 3/4 of an inch.Then i use the jointer and thickness sander after glue up to get the final total width of 2.25. Then you make a marks perpendicular to the length of the guitar across the complete laminate block( with a square and pencil )there are 4 perpendicular marks you will make ,One the end of the guitar, the end of the fretboard, the 24th fret, the end of the fretboard +the width of the nut. Then you get you protractor and (I use the Incra model because it marks in degrees and half degrees.)start your 2 degree mark on the side of the block W/ the vertex(or starting point) at the end of the fretboard mark. do this on both sides. Stop the line a few inches beyond the end of fret board mark including the nut width. Next, you draw a 12 degree downward angle line using the end of the nut as the vertex point. This will be the headstock angle. draw that line about 8 inches. Next, draw a line parallel to the headstock line you just drew, making the headstock about 1/2 inch thick.
Next you draw a line parallel to what will be the top of the guitar. It should be 2 inches thisk. You will plane it down, after you attach the wings, to a final body depth of 1.75 in. then make a mark about 1 inch below the nut area. Make a mark about 1.1 inches below the 18th fret area and connect these lines.This will be the back of the neck. Last you draw a diagonal line from the 18th fret to the 2 in.line where the back of the guitar will be. This is that hump area that fits so nicely in the hand. At this point you should have something approaching the pics I added, a complete neck through and body side relief layout. Take it to the band saw and start cutting. After the blank is cut out use a jointer or hand plane to flatten everything properly. then check your work . Remember measure twice cut once. that is the best way I can describe it.
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on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:05 pm, edited 3 times in total.