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This is how we cut our body contours. It is very quick and efficient. We've found that some body styles will not work using this technique. If your body shape won't fit in the band saw correctly you might find yourself rasping the whole contour. Tools Needed:BandsawRaspSander Draw the Contours Mark out where you want the contours to be with a pencil. Cut Contour Using a band saw (preferably a 14") cut along the line for the contour as shown. Rasp and sand the contour Now, Rasp the contour to smooth out all the roughness that the bandsaw left. It...

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This article should help you get started. Tools Needed: Router Table Pin Router Atachment Drill Press Small Punch Rasp (we are designing an affordable pin router atachment and should be finished soon) Getting the shape of the neck Trace the shape of the neck with your template and use a bandsaw to cut the shape of your neck leaving about an 1/8" left to route off as pictured. Truss Rod Route Route the truss rod channel by using a pin router (pictured left) for best results. Don't Forget! Mark the tuning key and mounting hole positions with an awe or...

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The first step is to check the truss rod. You should back the tension on the truss rod nut off all the way. This will allow the frets to come out easier. Using an X-acto knife, cut on either side of each fret, this will limit chipping along side the frets.

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