Hi folks. This is going to be my very first post here. I've been reading along for a while now and found that there are quite a few very interesting builders that actually inspired me to do some builds of my own. Time to show you my work. This build is inspired on a '54 Strat. So I'm starting with a piece of swamp ash and carefully check the measurements and make sure everything is aligned properly. Roughly sawn out the body contour: Before I routed the body flush with the template I sanded down as much as possible with the beltsander. (Sorry. Forgot about the camera...) Routed the cavaties: After routing the edge radius and rasping the transitions it's beginning to look like a stratbody. Time to do the belly- and armcontour. I tried this pencil and cord trick to get a nice guide line for the bellycontour. Did some handsawing and chiseling to remove most of the wood... ...And switched to the rasp and file to smooth everything out. Same process on the armrest. I really love doing this. That will be all for now. I'll post the building of the neck soon.