I was reading through some of Preeb's documentations and was inspired. If you read this Preeb, you are an inspiration. There are very many other talented and inspirational members here in TDPRI also. What a great forum. I noticed though that Preeb showed some old photos of the Fulerton factory making necks for Strats. They used a big shaper cutter mounted so the neck is run through back side down. The only safety feature was a small jig that kept the neck from moving too far and running into the heel area. I would not recommend that method to anyone especially if you are not SKILLED at woodworking, cabinetmaking or patternmaking. Here is my set up that is much safer but still is potentially a projectile wannabee. I feel safe using it because I created a safe workholding jig with handles that keep my hands far from the spinning bit. First I bandsaw out the neck blank and use a flush trim bit to make the profile. You can see I measured the density of this board at 49lbs/cu ft.