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Hollowed out the inside of the cap now and cut the body and cap to rough shape. I thought that only one of the dowels that held the whisky barrel top was going to be visible at the outside, but I've uncovered another two that I hadn't seen. I'll deal with that once I've routed the outside shape and carved the top, maybe binding would cover it. But its beginning to look like a guitar.

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Posted by: @robin

But its beginning to look like a guitar.

@robin Excellent work sir. I’m glad you are enjoying yourself. 👍🎸

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@robin

Its shaping up well

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Looking even more like a guitar now. Routed around the body and cap eventually. I don't think I'm compatible with routers, knocked a lump out of the top horn. Then two bearings on my bottom bearing bit disintegrated, I had lost the original one, these two were from a cheap set of bits. Then the spindle lock came loose and got torn off. Luckily, no injuries to me or major damage to the guitar, but I'll definitely be adding binding to the top edge now. So should I route the recess for the binding before I carve the top and still have a flat top for the router base to run on.

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Looks like you have the same luck with routers as me. I think you could route the binding channels before carving but after you’ve routed I think you should mark a line inside the channel to show the limit of where you will carve to, or you may carve below the top level of the binding. I would use a marking gauge using the flat top as reference.

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 I think you could route the binding channels before carving but after you’ve routed I think you should mark a line inside the channel to show the limit of where you will carve to, or you may carve below the top level of the binding. I would use a marking gauge using the flat top as reference.

Thanks @rocknroller912  that sounds like a good plan, I'll need to have a bit of practice at that I think.


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So should I route the recess for the binding before I carve the top and still have a flat top for the router base to run on.

@robin I’m not sure with this one as I’ve never done binding. My todo list gets bigger every day. 

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@robin

Just go for it. Making a plan is good but overthinking a job is bad. It’s only a router and marking gauge, but be careful not to get edge tear out. I’m sure Mark has covered this on a video.

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Treated myself to a new router, its about half the weight of the ancient Silverline one that I've been using, should be a lot easier to use hopefully.

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I thought you would get a new one.

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Posted by: @robin

Treated myself to a new router, its about half the weight of the ancient Silverline one that I've been using, should be a lot easier to use hopefully.

@robin Nice one, it’s the one up from my Bosch router. It looks like it has a much better depth control guide than mine and I bigger motor. I like my Bosch, it’s one of the best routers I’ve had so far but I might have to upgrade again when I get settled in Scotland. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Good job @robin, Bosch is good stuff 👍

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