I LOVE this tool! When I made my first few necks from scratch, I never did figure out a good, satisfying way to carve the neck down to its final shape. It was always a strenuous, frustrating task; I would start out with chisels, but didn't feel like I had very much control with those. I would then switch to using a variety of files and rasps. The job would take forever, and it always felt like a hit-and-miss job. Finally, I came across this tool. It is hand-forged carbon tool-steel,available from North Bay Forge Company, and comes in both a straight edge and a curved edge. I got the curved edge. It comes to you razor-sharp, slices the mahogany like butter, and gives you extremely fine control of what you're doing.

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