Well back to working on the neck for a while. I started contouring the back of the neck using a 3/8th roundover bit. As this is the first neck build attempted it seemed appropriate to try multiple tools to see which felt and worked best for me. First up: the spindle sander, then the belt sander and then the random pattern sander (off and on). The rasp and files actually worked very well and were not nearly as time consuming as one might think. The majority of the shaping was accomplished using these tools. In fact, using the hand sander created a dip in the middle of the neck (I’m certain it was the sander and not the operator). The wood file proved the easiest way to level this error out.