Thought I'd share some pics of a "build" that began last summer. I purchased this Peavey Wolfgang partially finished body blank from an individual on Facebook who was helping clean out the old Peavey Plant #2 in Meridian. I believe Hartley sold or gave the old building and all of the leftover materials to a church; they ended up with about half a dozen of these partially finished bodies and I requested one with a tune-o-matic bridge (I'm not to keen on Floyds these days). I thought it would be a fun project to take on especially since most of the difficult work was already done, such as the neck pocket routing, top carve, bridge route, etc. This one is interesting in that instead of basswood the body is a big one-piece chunk of mahogany. Must've been some kind of test case. It also sports a really nice piece of maple on the top. Rear view of the mahogany back. Today I figured it was time to at least start on it, so I took it over to my Dad's place. He's dabbled in just about every form of carpentry/woodworking that I can think of in my 36 years, and needless to say his shop is much more equipped than mine. First step was freeing the body from the blank, which was an easy job with the bandsaw. After that, we cleaned up the bottom edge of the body using a router with a flush trim bit. The body was pretty thick to begin with, more in the Les Paul territory than Wolfgang. After testing some scrap pieces with a 1/4" roundover bit, I decided to go with a more aggressive 1/2" roundover on the back. I was really pleased how this turned out; definitely different than what you usually see. So here's my first conundrum. I want to add a slight roundover to the top just to smooth out the sharp edge on the maple. However, where the carved top starts to bulge would cause the router base plate to be uneven as it travels toward the neck pocket. My initial thought was to get an 1/8" roundover bit for my Dremel (yes, the D-word) and make a really narrow baseplate out of plexiglass to keep from hitting the top carve as the tool passes along the edges. I'm not so sure that would work though. Anybody have any other suggestions? Anyway, off to a decent start!