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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by 1bad914, Jan 31, 2017.
I will take more pictures of the other template tomorrow. Fun so far.
If you can make copies of those so you'll always have masters. Just in case...
I guess I should explain the strat template on a tele forum. I built the strat template first as a test. The tele template and eventual build are the end goal. So since the end state is a tele build! Works for me.
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Thanks for the advice, I will make copies of both.
Looking good so far! Keep it going.
I decided to cut the block of African Mahogany down to a more manageable size and made the router planing sled. I will plane it tomorrow. I made a couple of test runs and it worked well.
That's a very cool router planing sled. I need to rig one up myself, and this design should work perfectly on top of my old table saw stand.
After 3 full passes. Worked well.
The lines are machine marks. Can barely feel them. A pass of 80 grit will clear them up. I will flip it over and do the other side next. This wood was 2 1/8 inches this. I have some work to do.
Just saw this thread, lookin good! I'll be following!
Done. The sled worked well. The only thing I might change is to make the side rails from a hardwood instead of MDF. This is after a quick 5 minutes sanding with 80 grit. Exactly 1.75 thick now.
The other interesting thing about the sled was the depth of the cut. Most of the references I found said to take paper thin cuts and make many cuts. I started that way then kept trying more. The last cut I made was a touch over 1/8 inch. I just took my time and it worked great.
I need to take pictures of the tele template I built and put them on. Now that the blank is ready I should be moving quickly now. I hope.
I finally took a picture of the tele template. I still need to cut the neck pocket out. Will do that soon. The will rough cut the body.
I would leave the neck pocket on there like it is and rough cut and shape the body, then make a separate neck pocket template to rout the pocket.
Howdy, great concept!
I'll be watching.
@Daniel94 I did that for my strat template. I will most likely do the same for this. I did not cut the horns, I went straight up. Thx for the reminder though.
Decided to rough cut the body and start the routing. Not super happy with it, but nothing that some sanding won't fix.
You like my bench? I have a wonderful shop in the basement, but no dust collection system so the deck works great and is easy to clean up.
Are you taking all of that off in one pass? I think you would be happier with the results doing it a little at a time. I like to sand to about 1/16" from the line, then router the rest.