Since many of my threads are essentially useless now due to photo blackmail, I thought I'd start a new one while I make a neck that I need for a build. This will be a maple two piece bolt on neck with a hotrod truss rod. I went to order a hotrod and saw they were back ordered, so I recycled one from an experimental neck I made a few years ago that was just sitting around. I start out with the fretboard. I found a nice hunk of 10/4 rough hard maple at my lumber store down the road. It'll provide me with quartersawn fretboards, which I prefer. The hunk: Next I jointed one edge flat and ripped about a 7/16" piece off on the band saw. It's slow going with a 1/4" blade, but it made it. The sawn surface. That black stuff is a knot running sideways... but in the waste area. I'll let this sit and acclimate as it is really humid the past week.