CS 356ish build

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    It has been awhile since I worked on the. I started to route the terraces on the back. Trying to perfect the method. It is not perfect, but it will work. I have the final top route to do now. It is very light. FADC1CF3-1C83-46CB-8FB2-E51D01BF657F.jpeg 11F7143D-2D69-4F63-B197-7E3435AE5B1D.jpeg
     
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    Well. I did not think this all the way through. After I used the last template. I measured and realized that I need to make one more 1/8 inch cut for the remaining middle flat spot. So Mr. Brain Bucket (me) decided I could do it on the router table. Think about that for a second.....
     
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    Bit sticking out of the table 1/8 inch, run the body over the bit back and forth. Think about it....who can figure out what happened? This is what happens when you don’t think things through and work on something on 4 hours sleep.
     
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    Good news is that it is recoverable. I will post pics once someone can point out my stupidity. Sigh.
     
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    When I did my lester I just ran two "terraces" - one at the recurve and one just slightly higher. I then just simply carved the top with chisels and planes doing the shape by hand and by eye. Its not a perfect gibson curve but it looks and feels pretty good. The terrace is probably much more accurate, I'll keep watching.
     
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    If you look you can see the screws. This is the bottom. That should not be there, but I made a conscious decision to do it as the attempt at using two way tape was a total failure. It would not hold at all. Not sure why, but ver little adhesion even after a good cleaning. So now I plug 2 holes. Sigh. No guess on the big mess up?
     
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    Bad, I don't trust double stick tape at all and I always back it up with either flat head screws into some part of the guitar which will go away (neck and p/u pockets on the top) or I try to add some clamps to back up the tape. I've never done a carved arched back but if I wanted to I would just route the recurve ledge and hand carve down to that like I did the top of my LP.

    Are you planning to bind the back? If so you probably should route that channel before you get too deeply into the arching or you will need to float the router (which is what I did on the pressed back guitars).
     
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    If I read that correctly, you didn't have the follower bearing against the template so you routed 1/8 off the template, not the back (or top or whatever it is you are working on). You should have had the bit sticking out of the table 7/8 with the bearing riding on the MDF.
     
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    Hard to explain so a visual may help. Shield your eyes. It is not pretty. Good news is that it is recoverable.
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    I should have used a router sled or planed it. Oh well. Lesson learned.
     
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    Dude that could have been so much worse!!

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