Setting depth for body roundover

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  1. guitarbuilder

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    Freeman Keller Tele-Afflicted

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    Its amazing how many build threads lately have shown a picture of someone routing the side of their guitar with a nice big divot torn out of it.

    I have the highest respect for routers and use them with care. But they are indispensable for the work we are doing.
     
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    If it's mahogany, be aware that ribbon grain reverses on every stripe and around end grain areas, chunks can be torn out quickly unless you're doing real fine cuts with sharp carbide. jvin's idea with starting with 1/8" first is a wise choice and you'll find out quickly which parts of the curve are going to be challenging. Easy does it.
     
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    sleazy pot pie Tele-Afflicted

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    All great advice. I am going to order a bit and get the table put together and knock this out.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Don't ever climb cut with a router PERIOD! That illustration with the arrows should be disposed of immediately. I don't care how many people say they get away with it, sooner or later they will get bit. Hopefully when it happens they won't loose any body parts.
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    mine has a powerful hunger for those neck pickup mounting springs - where ya fiddle around trying to squeeze it down, sandwiched in between PG and PU, with your third hand on the adjustment screw and ya just about get it and the dang thing sprangs off, shoots past your ear, and is never to be seen again.
    after a coupla those episodes I switched over to surgical tubing.... it seems to be less susceptible to the twilight zone's tractor beams.
     
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    I never use 'em... I use sections of silicone tubing.. that way when the little booger wiggles free from my fingers and lands on the floor, I just say, "Alright you little POS, you wanna lay down there.. be my guest", and I cut another from the 100 foot roll of the stuff, later I sweep it out with the rest of the Cigar ashes, Pickguard screws.. picks... etc... at my age the floor is a helluva lot further away than it used to be... strange how that works.. :p

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    What you have to do Ron is get a dust pan with a handle ................I have one...............but I can't always remember where I parked it! Getting old is a real pain in the butt!

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    Yeah, I have several "solutions". my number 1 is the pickup magnets on an extending handle.... I fasten Neo-magnets to 'em. so they can pickup an 11 pound Monkey Wrench, or I can use 'em to pull the 8" Jointer onto position... :D

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    I'm with Marty and the others on routers and climb cuts. I have used one regularly for years but always remember that left index finger that encounterd a router bit years ago. Works good enough for tuning but no feeling in the tip to play with.

    Eric
     
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    Yeah Ron, I used to drink a lot too.

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