My first build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by emann, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

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    Another approach is to search out a local woodworker near you. I'll bet you can find one who will re-saw your board for a small fee.
     
  2. emann

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    small update...proceeded with another piece of red deal today which i managed to find thicker than the pine i tried before.

    the result was much better but i need some advise...note below:
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    Borrowed a reciprocating saw and went ahead:

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    Final result...much more satisfied than when i tried going with the hand saw:

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    The query is here: note the detail below...should I try to use the belt sander to get rid of the middle part and then plane both pieces for final thickness?

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    I also saw this on youtube and am wondering if I should try something similar:



    what do you think is the best way forward to continue with this trial before doing the first actual build pls?
     
  3. emann

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    had another trial this morning...used belt sander and all went well...up to putting them in the planer to thickness down to 6mm...i finished up with 4mm one side and 6mm the other side...noted at the end that I had to level out the knives of the planer. Well I hope this is the error as then I would need to find another solution. I will leave this trial for next week now as I would really like to resaw the front panel myself for a symmetrical finish under the butterscotch colour.

    In the meantime finished planing the body and then glued and into the clamps...1.5" thick body joined up. IMG_20200315_175710554.jpg
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  4. guitarbuilder

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    I'd just plane it. I don't think a drill powered thickness sander would allow you to remove much of anything per pass.
     
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