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    Going forward, here is where I'll blog about projects, power tools, bacon, bunnies, and other occurrences in the shop.



    First, may I introduce Roxy, the shop bunny:



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    Awesome! Roxy looks like a pro! Subscribed!






    Quote Originally Posted by BeeTL
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    Going forward, here is where I'll blog about projects, power tools, bacon, bunnies, and other occurrences in the shop.



    First, may I introduce Roxy, the shop bunny:







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    • #3
      have you visited this thread yet?

      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...43-In-the-shop



      it's already got a great community of DYI'ers and shop-talk-types in it. why not just add to that party? i'm sure the many folks that are in that thread everyday would love to see what you're up to as well.
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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by Dirty South Al
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        Awesome! Roxy looks like a pro! Subscribed!












        Quote Originally Posted by GreatDane
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        have you visited this thread yet?

        http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...43-In-the-shop



        it's already got a great community of DYI'ers and shop-talk-types in it. why not just add to that party? i'm sure the many folks that are in that thread everyday would love to see what you're up to as well.




        Thanks, I'll look into that.



        So, it seem like I
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        • #5
          The finished product, in a variety of forms:











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          • #6
            Today I got back to guitar work. I have quite a few guitars I
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            • #7
              Finished with the rough cut, so on to the router with a
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              • #8
                I dig the design. I started humming, "Meet George Jetson.His Boy Elroy."



                very cool design!
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                  Quote Originally Posted by Dirty South Al
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                  I dig the design. I started humming, "Meet George Jetson.His Boy Elroy."



                  very cool design!




                  Thanks man!



                  Up until now I have considered myself to be a
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                  • #10
                    Next I need to measure out the pickup, neck and whammy cavity:























                    ...transfer the measurements onto an MDF blank and use a straightedge to project the outside edges of the neck out through the body:







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                    • #11
                      Did I ever mention that I have a 15
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                      • #12
                        OK, time to make a body from the templates. First, I
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                        • #13
                          Over to the sander to smooth out the edges and back to the router table to round off the back edge:















                          Next, I get ready to rout out the neck, pickup and tremolo cavities. I mark out the location and then hog out the bulk of the wood with a forstner bit:











                          Set the depth, and go to it:











                          I forgot to snap pics cleaning up the pockets with the router, so here it is mocked up
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                          • #14
                            WOW!nice work man!

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                              Quote Originally Posted by j*h
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                              WOW!nice work man!




                              Thanks...I'm having fun!
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