Was able to start my weekend with a couple of hours in the shop. Got the neck fretted (no pics, it looks just like all of the other fretted necks you’ve seen). Then I started shaping the back. With the extra-thick blank, I began taking away the bulk with a series of roundover bits: Then I used a straight bit and some rails to trim down the center section (making lots of fluffy ebony chips): Then I refined it with my usual Shinto, half-round rasp, and sanding drums: The maple and ebony have such a neat look together, almost like a tuxedo. They both sand out to such a nice satiny smooth finish. Yum!