You can never get enough of templates and metrics!
Here are some of the templates I’ve used in my projects.
For the Neck profile jig:
Neck shape templates for Router Jig ALL
For manual neck profile measurement:
Neck profile templates
Some neck profile measurements:
Neck profile asymmetric shape measurements
Thanks! Very interesting to have different neck shape and to test them!
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An excellent neck router jig. The only people. I have is the profile templates the actual dimensions do you increase the actual neck measurements increase profile percentage.
Paul an ardent diy fanatic.
I increased the profiles by appr. 200%. Found that size and percentage worked best for me. Above 200% you need a longer routerbits and below about 150% you will probebly have problems with turning the neck frame side to side.
Thanks for sharing all this info, much appreciated! You base the profiles on the 1st and 13th fret and enlarge them for the jig, that’s correct right? By putting the 1 and 13 shape at the very beginning and end of the jig, over a longer distance than the 1st to 13th fret, doesn’t that stretch out and/or even out the asymmetric profile, making it less noticable?
Beyond the thirteenth fret, the neck transitions into the neck pocket, the equivalent of the heel on an acoustic. Beyond that, you are at the body
So I was looking at your patterns for the neck jig and I see that there is a horizontal line above the flat portion of the pattern. Does the pattern take into consideration for the fingerboard thickness?
I am very interested by your neck router jig and I would like to print the neck shape templates. The problem is when I want to do it, the four sheets are mixed in only one so no possibility for me to get right template. Couldit be possible to send me directly this document ?
Hi Pierrick! Don’t know what you mean? Are you not using the PDF-files on the links at the top this post? That’s the real documents.
Hi Michael! This jig seems to be going viral! Thank you so much for publishing your details and sharing this superb tool with the community! Just today, I spent half the day figuring out the dimensions/proportions of the different components and making a shopping list after looking at thousands of other YT videos and different forum discussions … Now, I finally found your website!!!
I think I understand the setup. However, my question is, whether your jig templates considered any distance regarding their position on the board with regard to the 1st and 12th fret of the respective neck mounted? Does the width and hight of the template change when positioned farther away or closer to the mounted neck? I planned on having the neck already cut in shape with the fretboard glued attached. I understand a certain geometry behind it. Thank you again so much and best regards from Germany! Kevin
It’s pretty much the profiles that decides the width differences between 1st and 12th fret.
Of course you need to measure width as you lower the router further down to the neck. Read post about the neck profile templates.
That will definitly help you. And always try-out/test it on some scrap-wood first so you get the hang of it.