Cutting the scarf joint

Cutting the Scarf Joint—I prefer a three-piece neck. It uses less precious wood, and it is easier to get stable wood in the smaller sizes needed for a three-piece.

A scarf joint is a long sloping joint at a shallow angle. This jig allows me to cut it with precision on a table saw. I was cutting and planing it by hand until I saw this jig from Kathy Matsushita; she credits Peter Licis.

By the way, if you were to prefer a one-piece neck, I would be happy to accomodate you.