I'm nearing the completion of building my first neck. I started with a 1/4" x 3" x 24" piece of maple for the fretboard and a 4/4 x 4" x 27" piece of maple for the neck blank. Other than a router, for levelling the blank and head, creating the truss rod channel and trimming the outline, and a hand drill for holes I'm using hand tools. I've spent about 35 hour on the woodworking tasks - it's ready for frets and finishing. Future builds will take less time (I hope). Anyone else building necks in a similar manner? How long does it take you? My tools are limited to what I can use in my apartment, so no electric saws, planners, sanders or drill press, but I'd also like to know how long it takes to build a neck with experience and those tools.