has anyone made their own devices used for centering the neck and for measuring the neck's relationship to the bridge height?
I'm about to fit my dovetail neck to my body and I want to have as much help as I can get to make sure everything fits precisely.
I've seen the Martin factory videos where a couple of the employees there, are using two tools. both look like pieces of plexiglass, that have been cut to fit onto the fingerboard. one indicates the neck is centered and the other one is used to tell that the height at the bridge will be ok.
I was just about to go out to hobby lobby and try to get a piece of plexiglass. cutting it might be tricky. has anyone made things like this for themselves?
having the center line jig be made out of plexiglass will be handy, because I'll be able to see thru it to see if I am centered. the bridge height device won't need to be clear, and should probably be made out of something that won't "flex" like plexiglass does.
a third tool I was planning to make would help me place the bridge in the correct spot, and would fit my scale length. or maybe I could "combine" two of these tools and get two functions out of one thing?