"Hey everyone. Travis I was considering doing this same thing for my 2nd build to learn how it works. Would Red Oak and Poplar be a suitable combo? I realize Red Oak is a little stronger than Poplar, but I want to make my mistakes on some inexpensive…"
My bad. I will only be laminating 2 pieces standing up on their side. I'll be laminating a couple of extra smaller length pieces up on the headstock to widen that area only.
Thanks again for all the replies!"
"Maybe I misunderstood or misread, but if you stand up four pieces of 1x2 on their edges, that gives you a neck that's 3" wide, not 1 1/2". Maybe I missed something. Also, being in the wood business my whole life I will agree with…"
"go for it. the laminations will make for a stronger neck as you can orient the grain for maximum strength.
I did this for a banjo neck. I used some 1 by 6 pressure treated pine...now I have a neck that will last if I leave it outside in the…"
Considering building up a neck by laminating 4 1x2 (each standing up on their side) so that i end up w/ a neck 1 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" tall. thot i've seen others do this here but was curious what folks thot about the pros and cons of doing so. Would doing this give me additional strength in the neck? (the portion of the neck outside the body would be shaped for comfortable playing....similar to traditional acoustic/electric necks and would enter the body w/ a heel and be about 1" tall going thru…See More
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