StewMac Router Oops

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  1. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson Tele-Meister

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    FYI drill your hole for the output jack AFTER you route for binding :rolleyes:

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    was using this setup

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    like my buddy caleb said a good craftsman could fix that and no one will ever know. we will see.
     
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  2. guitarbuilder

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    I've done something just like that. :). I probably would take a forstner bit and make a perfect half circle out of it and then make a plug from the cut off scrap that was right in front of it. If you ensure the grain is going in the same direction and the plug is round, you'll just have a glue line. You have to make sure the end grain direction is the same too as well as the face grain.
     
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    That doesn't look a difficult grain to match – as it's close and regular – but an upsetting thing to happen. :(
     
  4. Jupiter

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    This is a classic boo-boo; you are in good company! ;)
     
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    Bummer. But something I confess to have done more than once.:oops:
     
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    Never done binding, but just about every time on the round over process!
     
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    I like what guitar builder suggested. What is the entire body shape ? That looks like about a 1/4" gaff. Taking the binding into account, would it be possible to gracefully re-arc the shape of that portion of the body to eliminate the goof ?
     
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    OK, yeah, took me a minute to figure out what happened there. Yeah, oops. Well, short of not making mistakes in the first place, it's important to be able to recover from them.
     
  9. Jake Nelson

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    @mefgames over all is

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    but this is the inside before it was made smooth

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    Not too hard to patch, if you were thinking about a sunburst now you have one more reason for it. Probably every one of us who has used a router on a guitar has made one of those .004 second horror-wacks. When I was a kid I built without power tools and I screwed up my instruments much more slowly.

    That is some great straight grain wood you've got there.
     
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    Where is the chip ? This pic is before the binding rout. May be awfully tight if you tried to reshape the body to eliminate the error because of the cavities. I'd probably go with guitar builders fix. Good Luck.
     
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    jack hole is the last thing I do on a body... it messes up the binding channels, body roundovers and the rim sanding
     
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    A nice edge 'burst hides all kinds of sins.
     
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    Paint. Fixes everything.
     
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    I was amused at how nostalgic this was for me, one of my first real OMG what have I done mistakes. It was a roundover bit and not binding, but the same results.

    Memories :)
     
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    the piece of cherry was thin because it was a backup incase i messed up the control cover so the bit would wander while trying to cut a plug so i clamped it between 2 pine 1 x 4’s. (hand drill, didn’t have a drill press handy)
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  17. Jake Nelson

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    oh and i did this before when i could use a press
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