Junior-esque Type Build

gitlvr

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Hi! I thought I would post my current in progress build. It is a Jr style, but will be built in my own way.
The wood for this instrument comes from a house constructed in 1940, so it is roughly 80 years old Pine.


Thickness was 2.25". Normally I thickness with a hand plane, but half an inch is a lot to hog off by hand, so into the router sled it went.
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At which time I encountered one of the joyous moments of working with reclaimed wood.
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Yes, that is metal. I removed everything I could find, and went over the body with a rare earth magnet, but you just never know until you start working the wood. Thankfully it was small and posed little issue. I will leave it and work around it.


After thicknessing I ran it through the table saw, then trued the joints up with the hand plane......
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gitlvr

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And start filling everything in.
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I know this is supposed to be 5 minute epoxy, but the wood will sit and cure for a couple of days. I want the epoxy to get as hard as possible. Then I will remove the high spots with my plane, and sand it all smooth so we can roll on. Thanks for watching.
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gitlvr

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So, after the epoxy cured it was time to cut out and rout the body outline.
But before I did that, I made an alteration to the template.
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After tracing the outline onto the body blank I cut it out with a jigsaw.....
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My apologies for the miserably slow progress of this build thread. I'm juggling a lot of different things, including another guitar build and a speaker cab build. I appreciate those who continue to keep abreast of this thread. It is greatly appreciated.
 

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Not taking credit at all but I cut my scarf joints by hand. So good to see you out in the Virginia woods being faithful to yourself
 

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I tried years and years ago to make one of those angle cutting sleds for the table saw: my table saw came close to flying in about 7 different pieces and seizing up when I tried to use it, lol.
But I prefer a hand saw anyway, and any other hand tool that will do what I want. They are quieter, mostly leave behind curls of wood instead of microscopic sanding dust, and are fun as all heck to use.
 




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