I'm building a couple one-piece necks out of curly maple, which makes me nervous stability-wise.
Typically I'd laminate two halves, but ... anyway.
I've seen solutions utilizing two pieces of carbon, on either side of a truss rod (namely, Ken LeVan's...). This is what I figured I'd do.
I've routed my truss slot, but now that I'm about to route slots for the carbon (adjacent to the truss, with about 1/8" of wood between the truss and the carbon) I'm nervous about how little wood I'll be leaving in the neck.
Truss rod is .25" wide. Each carbon fibre strip is .125" wide, plus two more .125" wood strips between them.
That means the entire assembly will be .75" wide.
The carbon fibre strips are .325" high, so .375" out from the centre we'll have carbon down .375" deep. That doesn't seem to leave a lot of meat if I need to do a V neck profile...
What if I routed my channel .5" wide and sandwiched carbon + truss + carbon. Would that work?
Additionally/alternately, how about just one carbon strip and a truss rod?