Ash firewood

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  1. Hollywood691

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    Been trying hard to build this body, and when it came to routing it, boom.....its firewood. Damn pos router kept slipping height adjustment and ran off in control cavity AND neck pocket.....i threw it across the yard into the fire pile! :mad:

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  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I successfully used those routers for years in the 1980's. I still have one or two hanging around. They do the job. If I remember correctly, the wingnut tightening system can strip out. You may want to replace it with some other fastener/ bolt. It might be time to learn how to put a bookmatched top on and save the body. Livingston brings back memories. I used to live down the road a bit from you in Winnie.
     
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    Yea, I have 2 of them. The other 2 have 1/2 collets and I only have 1 1/2" flush trim bit and use it on table. All the other template bits I have are 1/4" so I have to use this one. The wingnut is pretty tight, but router is pretty old (bought it in the 80's also haha) I didnt really throw it BUT wanted to I was so pissed haha. I just dont know how to save the neck pocket.... not to mention ruined my template guide.:cry:

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    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You can always rout a rectangle out from the neck pocket back into the neck pickup pocket, Replace the wood with a glued in plug and reroute it. Been there and done that once or twice. Maybe you have scrap big enough for that so it matches.
     
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    Three strikes! Your Out Of Here!
    POS aint making it out of my shop as anything but firewood.
     
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    that's a nice looking piece of wood , do people routing ever use templetes over the wood to be routed as a guide?
     
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    Unless the neck pocket is totally ruined, all that’s needed is a little creativity and some redesign.
     
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    At least ash burns hot and for a long time as firewood. It’s a lousy Plan B for a body, though.
     
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    I hate routers.
    Routers are useful.
     
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    Awesome idea, never thought about that. Yes I bought a 5' slab so id have enough for 3 bodies. I think i can fix the control cavity with filler. Thanks!
     
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    I thought it was a beautiful piece of wood. Bought a 14"x60" ×2" slab in Houston for $55. I was using a template, see it laying under the body? When it came out of adjustment the bearing dropped under the template......
     
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    tanks for the responce. so temples are used. sorry, for your lose of the investment and a nice looking piece of wood.
     
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    Didnt really want to trash it, i was just pissed......wanted to fix it if i could.
     
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    vote for patch up
     
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    I don't know about your experience as a woodworker or guitar builder, but I'm very much a beginner and every time I mess something up there's usually an opportunity to fix it. I learn a lot of things this way. So why toss it when there's basically a free way to practice (or display) your woodworking skills :)
     
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    You can always patch it up, even using bondo, and paint it over when done.
    I suspect many painted Gibsons are just standards that someone messed up with a router and they patched it ugly and painted it.
    There are also neck shims you can get/make.
     
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    another vote for patch it, paint it a solid color
     
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    I would make a custom plate for problem #1 and I think a custom made insert for the neck pocket, no one will know its there except you.
     
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    I vote for trying to patch it. THEN make another one. ;-)
     
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    I'm with Jupiter on this. And remember - "where there's a will, there's a way!"

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