Want to have a go at building a guitar body, but first need some tools and wondering if anybody could help me out choosing some on a budget?
I think first I'll need to find out what I'll need... I've seen people using some very nice machinery, but I'd only like to have the essentials as money and space is a bit limited (and I'd only be making a couple maybe as a hobby!)
So far I think i need :
- A Router
- Gauge / Caliper?
I'm new to Routers and woodworking in general (I just love steep learning curves
), so what sort of spec's should I be looking for? type, power ratings, RPM, plunge stroke?, plunge depth, collet size, max cutter size...
Yeah... you get the drift lol, I'm sure alot of values aren't so important, but any guidlines in what to look for, maybe brands to avoid, would be superb!
Another thing that's pretty obivously needed are different router bits aswell... I'm guessing template bits are used alot? again help with types, sizes, materials etc would be great
Sorry for asking so much in one post! I've got loads of questions but I'll do a bit more searching before I make a fool of myself! (e.g. how do you secure the MDF template onto your blank while routing??)