Shaping the Neck
With the band saw, I cut away roughly everything that didn't look like a bass guitar neck. I will do more shaping later, after the fingerboard is glued on.
Here I'm getting ready to "plane" the neck end with the router. It must be very flat so it will glue firmly into the body.
Then each side must also be routed smooth. Clamp blocks to the neck to make sure the rout will be straight, right, true:
Almost ready to rout. Rrrrrr. Need more clamps. Always need more clamps.
The squared neck end, with router. Yay!