To drill the two holes for the lag bolts, I made a jig for the drill press that holds the neck perpendicular side to side, with a wedge that holds it at a 1.5 degree angle front to back. The neck angle is critical for the strings and bridge to be at the correct height when it is strung up.
The lag bolts are in place and should line up with the existing holes on the old rim.
It just fits.
The long rod attaches to the lag bolt and also bolts to the other side of the wood rim.
The heel of the neck has been shaped by hand to fit the 11 inch curve of the rim.
The heel should make solid contact with the wood rim for optimum tone quality.
The small nut goes on the top, just like the original.