"Hi, BrianQ's comment about maths made me think of a tried and tested method of coming up with the perfect balanced design.
The Golden Ratio. I 'm not going into it here, you can do a search, but anything from a violin to the Pyramids has…"
"Hi, I agree, I use the straight edge method too, as well as the ones posted here and a couple not posted.
The bonified luthiers you mention, I think, would have set the neck out of the body at the required angle [neck set or neck rake] first, then…"
"You hit the nail right on the head when you said it’s far easier to do than explain, Taffy? But the straight edge down the neck technique is really easy, I know plenty of bonified luthiers & guitar techs that use it. Hope you fix it Brent!"
"Hi, I said it was hard to explain, in few words anyway.
I understood that the original question was that the bridge was too low. So my solution to the problem not happening again was to pre plan the build.
There are a number of ways a neck can be…"
"I have only needed to do this once that I can recall, but I just filled holes with wood putty. If you can match the wood color even better. The box I had, I stained, so the filled holes are virtually invisible to most people"