I'm starting my first tele build and I feel overwhelmed by all the information I've been reading here on these forums. Lots of great stuff, but unfortunatelly after reading a couple of threads I have more questions than answers . I bought a 2"X6"X6' pine plank from Home Depot and they cut it for me into 3 18" pieces, which I glued together. I didn't plane the wood before gluing the 3 pieces together and as a result I had a warped blank, which was fine as I just wanted to try cutting and sanding the body to see how it goes. I downloaded a body template from the forums here, printed it out on paper and cut it out as best as I could. Using the paper template I've outlined the guitar shape on the blank. I borrowed a cheap jig saw and sander from a friend of mine, and cut it roughly out within about 1/4" from the outline and sanded it. Probably experienced builders here will laugh at my results, however I was surprised and it actually doesn't look that bad. My goal now is to finalize the cut following the outline, and to rout the pockets for electronics and neck. This is just a practice blank, however I want to do it as best as I could. On to my questions: What tools do I need to buy borrow to finish the exact cut? If possible I'm looking into getting only hand power tools, and trying to avoid bulky tables and such... Would plunge router like the following work for the outline cut and the neck/electronics pockets: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ca...ls/routers/plunge-routers.html?sort=price-asc I read a few threads here advising against using power hand planers, so would it be better if I go to a lumber yard and ask them to do the planing for me? I have a hard time finding a lumber yard here in Toronto, CA and the closest I found is all the way in Burlington (part of Greater Toronto Area). IF anybody know a lumber yard in Toronto that carries wood suitable for guitar bodies and necks please share it here? I will post some pictures of my first body build later today.