Now that my first parts build is nearing completion, I thought I'd graduate to cutting a body for the next one. I haven't figured out yet where to source a body blank in Israel, but in the meantime I was walking by a carpenter shop and the owner cut me out right on the spot for a very modest price a few pieces of what he called in English birch plywood, but the Hebrew word that he used translates to poplar. Any guesses by the way? Maybe they aren't all the same, the top piece is darker than the other two pieces. I thought I would top it off with some maple veneer, but it actually has interesting grain IMO. Or I'll just use a solid color for this one and hide the plywood on the side... Anyway, before I glue it up, I had an idea. I don't have a router and thought I would drill out the body routes with forstner bits and finish off with chisels. But, if the layers are still separate, why not cut them out with a coping saw? If I use the thicker piece for the top (18mm) it would be perfect for cutting out the neck pocket, and if I go through two boards (18mm and one of the 12mm) it would be a bit deep for the pickup routes but I don't see an issue with that... And since I don't have a drill press, I could even drill out the string through holes in each piece separately, if I could get them lined up. Any problems with this approach, or tips?