So my vocation had me staring at one last old church pew we were trying our best to get rid of a couple months ago when I thought I saw what looked like a guitar stuck inside old oak slabs trying to get out. Their are a few things that would make some consider me very unlikely to build a guitar. One huge one being, I don't play! I did the traveling band thing many years ago in churches & play a little piano. But building a piano is not exactly practical,.especially since I don't play my old Roland digital as it is. But having 2 teenage sons who are avid guitarist brings new options. So after much reading of people here making it look easy, I was dumb enough to actually think it might be. So I decided to do what anyone who saw a guitar stuck inside a pew trying to get out would do, get it out! So here is my embark on the first to my knowledge Pew-caster. So I made a couple templates & got started. Nothing new for you regulars. My version of filling the grain. Oak is terrible to fill! Rough out a neck using a Schemat based jig and fitting a double action truss rod, upside down for head adjust. A bit of thinned amber schelac I have laying around for color and seal. No I don't know what I am doing. And A trial neck fit. Oops, have to quite for event till later.