Much thanks for the reply Alex. Your answers are appreciated! I'm still working on buying my tools before i can actually start my first proper full build. I've also been buying the odd bit of wood here and there when something nice has turned up at the right price and i'm gonna' keep doing that when i can afford to so i've got wood to hand for when i've eventually got all the tools i need. I bought a really nice 7 foot long x 6 inch wide piece of 5A Birdseye Maple a few weeks back that i should get at least 5 or 6 necks out of and i've got a nice piece of Honduras Rosewood here too that i'm gonna build a neck from. I just can't wait to get started now!!!! I'll definitely be trying the TruOil at some point too Poro! It seems to be one of the most easily available oil finishes wherever you are and i've seen some lovely results that people have gotten using it on necks with and without using the Birchwood Casey Wax in combination. Being in the UK it isn't the easiest place to buy nice wood but there's some nice stuff available from elsewhere in Europe (Germany in particular) and it saves having to pay loads of VAT and stuff to Customs like we have to buying from the US. It's a real shame though because you guys in the US have got a phenomenal selection of wood available to you over there and also in Canada. Thanks again and i'm sure i'll have plenty more questions for you once i get going.