Two-piece neck grain question

failsafe306

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I’ve ripped a somewhat riftsawn board to glue up back to back, to give me enough material for an angled headstock without needing a scarf joint. My question is which direction do I want the grain going in relation to the top side (fretboard) of the neck, and why? Thanks.

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pshupe

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I do not think it matters. It's pretty much quarter sawn now. That is one of the reasons I really like laminating necks. I can buy flat sawn material rip it, turn it 90 degrees and it's quarter sawn.

Cheers Peter.
 

Freddy G

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It doesn't really matter. But I would make sure the runout is going the same way, otherwise if you plan on planing the surface that you glue the fretboard to, it will be a PITA.
 




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