Paring the mortise. I use a long thin Japanese chisel for this work, finding that I have much more control over the paring action when the right hand, or pushing hand, is some distance from the mortise
Chopping out the mortise
Front of joint
Back of joint
Simple straight edge registered to the centre line of the mould
The jig to set the inclination of the neck is registered to the face of the mould. Anyone who uses only a part depth mould will need to make a jig which registers to that type of mould
The data for making this jig requires careful side elevation drawings of your particular model
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