I have also given this a bit of thought but I am building this for a friend as an unfinished kit. I will mention that to him regarding the maple and how it will age over time and he can make that decision.Man, I love that with the wood inlays. Will you be putting some sort of finish on it, or just let the maple get a natural patina over time?
Thanks. I'm starting to get better with the CAM side of it. Lots of testing speeds and feeds and orders of operations. I had a couple catastrophic failures, just like one would have with a router and template. I had one of the necks head stock explode when I was cutting too deep a pass and in the wrong direction. Lesson learned. I still have a couple of issues but the necks are cutting really nicely now. Here is a little video I made of this whole process for this specific neck. I have 4 procedures here and the last one you can see I manually cut out some wood that could've been an issue. I might add one more procedure to take care of that. Once that is done I can use the dust collector and just let it run, with some confidence. Most of the time I hover over the machine with my hand on the emergency stop button. 🤣The level of precision in these builds almost makes me giddy.
I love these threads.
Thanks for sharing.