I'm going to try to turn some bits and bobs of wood into a guitar. I've got: - a bit of decking for a fretboard and a length of pine to try to turn into a neck (I need to somehow cut around the knots) - a couple of panels of craft/modelling store plywood - an old IKEA beech chopping board I've dismantled and turned into a laminated block - a couple of plywood crates that came with weekly veggie deliveries The idea is this: The craft plywood panels can be cut in a way that will allow me to get a couple of tele-sized plates, so they will become top and bottom; The chopping board becomes a centre block; The plywood sides of the veg crates will be bent to make the sides; The sides will have to be a bit taller than the block, because I want to have the top free to vibrate so I can get the dulcet tones of resonant plywood; I have a few bits to try to make into braces (also some more bits of chopping board); I have some strips of proper kerfing, so no idiotic ideas there. There are, of course, some blockers here. 1) that piece of pine is really not suitable for a neck 2) I don't really know how to bend plywood (or anything, really) 3) the sides of the veg crates are not long enough so I'll need to have segmented sides 4) I don't really know what I'm doing, what with only having a half-arsed restoration, a kit build and an ongoing scratch build as experience to fall back on. Some other "pioneering" ideas: I bought a strat wiring harness off wish.com which came with 500k pots (I knew that when I bought it, but find it odd) - I want to use this harness, with an Artec 'tron for the neck, a P90 for the bridge (middle in the harness)... and a bunch of piezo discs to use as the third pickup. I need to figure out a way to mount the pickups to the centre block, not the top (which will need all the help it can get to vibrate) Ideally, I'd also want the knobs and switch to be poking through the top without actually touching it... (maybe some sort of hole on the top with a control plate poking up?) Not having a vast stock of scrap wood to use for jigs and stuff, I'm going to try to make the mold for bending the sides out of a whole bunch of pieces of cardboard stacked and glued together... At least I know enough to know what I've written above is really dumb and will never work. I'm still going to try it. If I at least succeed in making a wall hanger (not guaranteed) I can call it Iconoclaster. I promise I'll try a slab body when I crash and burn. I'll probably cheap out and try to joint a bunch of lengths of 2x4 to make it, though.