So I was looking at a friends shop the other day and I find this 2" dowel. Just looking at it it seems like if you ripped it long ways it might make a nice strong CBG neck. 

I figure I must be missing something. Did anyone try anything like this?

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Fantastic!

My 2 cents is be careful.,.,feeding a dowel to a table saw can be tricky.,,.I would mount it to a "carrier" board.,., and be careful.,.,.,I tried ripping a baseball bat without the "carrier" board and I'm lucky to still be typing.,.,but i'm sure it would work.,.,,

That is GREAT advice and anyone considering doing anything like this should definitely secure the material like a BOSS. I can just imagine the misery that would follow if you did not.

Big ol' 1 string diddley bow neck.

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