I have not built a neck yet and I am really anxious about it. I have the wood and the tools. I have no experience or training. I have access to youtube so I should be able to get it done.
It will be a classic tele neck shape made from mahogany from Tonewood Experts. I have a 24 fret radiused fretboard, an 18 inch truss rod, a tele neck template, precut and radiused fret wire, and a tusq xl nut from StewMac. I also have some classic Wilkonson tuning machines from Amazon.
As I see it, today, these are the steps:
- Resaw the neck blank and then plane it flat
- Cut the truss rod slot
- Cut the neck out using the template, route the edges
- Glue on the fretboard
- Route the fretboard to size
- Sand the headstock
- Drill the tuner holes
- Put in the frets (including fret work)
Sounds like real work to me.