Thanks for sharing, John. Makes me itch to get back to building instruments. I've had a baritone on the back burner forever now, it seems. The band breaking up kind of kicked that stuff to the back of the build list.
Just stumbled upon this thread, and haven't had time to read the last page or so, but what size drawknife are you using? I've been meaning to pick one up for ages - I learned long ago that edge tools make the neck roughing a lot faster than raspy tools, but I'd like something a little easier than my favorite big chisel for those steps. . .
" Be willing to make mistakes in your basements, garages, apartments and palaces. I have made many. Your first attempts may be poor. They will not be futile. " - M.S. Bickford, Mouldings In Practice