Laying out the lines for the neck on this chunk of local maple. It's about 3-1/2 inches square in the cross-section, a little narrower than the plans call for. It's all approximate!
I cut the neck to rough shape on the table saw and my small, bench-top bandsaw (for the curvy parts!).
After a fair amount of gouge and rasp work, the basic shape of the neck is starting to show.