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Edwin
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This is the result of my labours and of watching Mark's online course over and over and over and over.......

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C'mon Mark, cough up the HERO-points.....  ? 

Measure once, cut straight away and maybe you're lucky......


   
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Oh yeah.... specs......

Mahogany body

Purpleheart neck (I absotively love purpleheart....)

Wilkinson tuners and bridge

Tonerider AC2 pickups with coil-split

Crimson Guitar Finishing Oil finish

I will add some building pics at a later moment.........

Plays great, sounds like a million bucks.......

Measure once, cut straight away and maybe you're lucky......


   
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Fantastic! - Thanks Edwin 🙂

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A few more pics taken during building. Alas, not a complete story, at a certain point I was far too busy with timber, glue, tools and stuff to take anymore pictures.

 

At the beginning...

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The template and body blank

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Body sawn out with the crappy yellow bandsaw from the first pic

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With some holes in it

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These holes will make a control cavity at some point

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Cleaning up the sides with my up-and-downer

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Routing the truss rod channel into the purpleheart blank

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Headstock angle sawn with the bandsaw and ready for surfacing

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With my trusty blue Bosch

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Some sawing on the neck

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Cleaning up the back of the headstock

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Again with the up-and-downer

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Routing a humbucker hole

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And the neck pocket (which gave me some grief....)

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And here the story ends........

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But for your enjoyment, a few pictures of the final result

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OMG That is why I hate router tables...gives me nightmares...I cannot condone that as it is too dangerous!

Sorry Ed had to remove offending pics in case any body else tries that.

Router tables are dangerous enough but...

No Guard!

It's a danger machine !

Please don't do this folks....

 

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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1st reply button test

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2nd reply button test

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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Posted by: mark bailey

2nd reply button test

Have you been to button moon? ?

Make guitars, not war 🌍✌️🎸


   
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Hi Mark! Sorry you took offense to my router table...   

I do agree with you. They are dangerous. But so is a plunge router. I have an enormous respect for routers and they are not to be taken lightly. When I use the router table I ALWAYS keep my hands well clear from the cutter. I use handles and always keep in mind that the cutter spins in the opposite direction. 

I guess you do have a point, it's your forum and you clearly feel you've got a responsability towards the participants and that is only to be applauded. If I choose to use the table I will do so, but at my own risk. So, point taken...... Still friends?  ? 

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Still friends 🙂

I guess in my line of work I've met a LOT of older woodworkers without the full array digits...I'm sure you understand that I will have to at least try to maintain a zero tolerance policy on safe practices!

It is super important to me because I also play guitar - and I would really hate to be responsible for someone else having a mishap.

I am sure a router table used correctly can be perfectly safe but notice I don't have one in my workshop.

I like handheld routers - mainly for this reason: Both your hands are always ABOVE the cutter (unless you are doing something very stupid)

Of course - at home there is nothing I can do to stop you doing whatever you want but don't come running to me when you chop your legs off...!

Sorry to be a PITA

 

 

 

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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2nd reply button test

Have you been to button moon? ?

Oh yes - many times... ? 

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? there will be little running with my legs chopped off.....

No PITA though, you are perfectly correct. What I do at home is my concern. Your workshop is another matter entirely (as is your forum for that matter).... If I had students on a BYO-course around, I wouldn't want them to go near a router table. I can remember when you told me I could use any machine in your shop except for the planer....

I promise to take care....... 

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Posted by: Edwin

? there will be little running with my legs chopped off.....

Exactly...and you'll need a new nickname - I'd suggest 'Stumpy' ? 

Cheers for understanding!

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Have watched loads of YouTube stuff with table routers and table saws with exposed cutters and blades..........mostly from USA.........goggles, dust masks and ear-protectors are often missing as well.

Count the fingers!

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


   
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