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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mo62987, Mar 17, 2020.
Good to see you jumping in Mo .
The more, the merrier!
I hope all you folks with bandsaws appreciate how good you have it
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).
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
a tip you may already know
drill some holes in the inside curves
All I got is a jigsaw. Serves me well!
The blade used makes all the difference! The bosch T234X is the best I have used back in the old days of pre bandsaw.
And yeah I drilled the inside curves
Probably could’ve gone a little closer though.
@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
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
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
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
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 )
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.
This is absolutely true with a jigsaw, even one that doesn't have the more advanced guides like the Bosch and Festool.
Slow and steady win the race with a jigsaw too!
Had a few minutes today to finish up the rear trem rout.
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".
I agree that I left too much meat for routing. Alas, deed is done. Many passes of 1/32”
I'm doing the same NoBandsaw and NoOSS approach.
I guess lack of tools and common sense ~ don't outweigh desire and determination.
That Body blank is looking good now though right!?!
Yes it is.
Started hogging out the cavities
Control and jack cavity routed down to depth
Neck pocket day
Pretty good... I made all the templates by hand so there’s a tiny bit of slop. But I’m happy with it.
Then on to the swimming pool.
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.