Mo’s 2020 Brotherhood Build (maybe)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mo62987, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. old wrench

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    Good to see you jumping in Mo :).

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    I hope all you folks with bandsaws appreciate how good you have it :D

    And I hope at some point you have experienced the joy that is trying to cut a 1.75” thick hunk of hardwood with a crusty ol jigsaw (Or whatever other tool you can find in the shop).

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    The Mo the merrier

    "And I hope at some point you have experienced the joy that is trying to cut a 1.75” thick hunk of hardwood with a crusty ol jigsaw (Or whatever other tool you can find in the shop)."

    I had a plastic black&crapper I tried that with. The innards of the thing came out the side :eek:

    a tip you may already know
    drill some holes in the inside curves;)
     
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    All I got is a jigsaw. Serves me well!
     
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    The blade used makes all the difference! The bosch T234X is the best I have used back in the old days of pre bandsaw.

    Great build.

    Eric
     
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    yikes!
    And yeah I drilled the inside curves
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    Probably could’ve gone a little closer though.
     
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    @eallen yeah I started with a fairly dull blade and hard a rough time. Once I changed to a new blade it went much better
     
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    Little bit everyday...
    the next step terrifies me so I got myself right with the Lord and got my affairs in order then hit the outside of the body with the router
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    got the first pass all done with the back template on. Before I moved on, stopped to get the back trem route. Got about halfway in so far
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    Looking good. Just fyi, that's a dangerous amount to remove with a router for kick back and tear out. When routing I think shaving. A beard takes scissors first

    Eric
     
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    haha yeah I know... this took many light passes. The jigsaw just doesn’t quite get me to the line. As I mentioned above - this is a scary step. (An O.S.S. is on the wishlist :cool:)

    Im extremely aware of where everything is at all times. With other power tool use, I feel like I have a healthy respect/fear for the tool. At least enough to keep all my limbs and digits. But the router table is a whole different ballgame.
     
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    This is absolutely true with a jigsaw, even one that doesn't have the more advanced guides like the Bosch and Festool.
     
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    Slow and steady win the race with a jigsaw too!

    Had a few minutes today to finish up the rear trem rout.

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    Just so you know, that's too much wood left to pattern rout off without getting tear out, or worse having it fly across the room. It should be about 1/32".
     
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    I agree that I left too much meat for routing. Alas, deed is done. Many passes of 1/32” ;)

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    I'm doing the same NoBandsaw and NoOSS approach.
    I guess lack of tools and common sense ~ don't outweigh desire and determination.:eek:

    That Body blank is looking good now though right!?!
    Yes it is.:D:rolleyes::)
     
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    Started hogging out the cavities

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    Control and jack cavity routed down to depth

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    Looking good!

    Eric
     
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    Neck pocket day

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    Pretty good... I made all the templates by hand so there’s a tiny bit of slop. But I’m happy with it.

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    Then on to the swimming pool.

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  20. RickyRicardo

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    I put one layer of thin tape around the routing surface of the neck pocket template to make it just a bit smaller. If the neck is too tight then I sand the neck. You don't want it too tight as the finish will help fill it in.

    Looking great!
     
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