Inspired by my last build I wanted to go one step further and build a more traditional constructed guitar. I'll get to my Telecaster bodies that are sitting feeling forlorn yet, just want a smaller acoustic without the flaws of my first one. But of course I could not go the easy route, no, that is not me. I did pick up some real cedar acoustic tops to use but while looking for wood to use for the back and sides I came across a piece of cedar intended to barbeque salmon on. It was more or less quarter sawn, a little small at 16" long, but that would make a body the size of my last one, let's see what it will sound like. Found some harder wood at work in the form of a broken up pallet. Might get a neck or two out of it. Back and sides of white oak, need to resaw it. I have a metal band saw at home that might work, did a test cut on a piece of construction lumber. Looks promising but it may need some more finesse to make guitar wood though. Not really known for my finesse, I made an ugly but functional jig. Had to do some welding and needed a quick exhaust system in the garage, Still is well below freezing outside. In the end, a jig. Top guide block is tied to the table and bottom block. Table is clamped to the frame. Had a 4 tpi saw blade made for the saw. Lining up the board for the first cut. Hope it all works. Did a book matched fence board, half lightly sanded. Seems I am off to the races. Well maybe a race with a tortoise. Trying to come up with a drum sander to surface the wood for the acoustic. Oh right a couple of more pics, the cedar for the top. And the neck wood. It is a little thin and I will have to spit one of the boards to laminate it on the other. At least now I have a saw to do it.