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  1. thanks for the tips, as far as the top goes yes i am going to do what you said and drill then dremel, if it is ruff i could care less its hidden 98.9% of the guitars life, so i will most likely sand it smooth, OCD and yes i used the biggest bit i had didnt feel like a trip to the local store yesterday, for the neck pocket i am going to use a real tiny bit to drill down the perimeter, leaving space to expand the pocket with the dremel, then lay my laser level on there to get me aline across the cavity then measure every bit of depth, adjust until it is even.
  2. Well here it is so far, first off the work area and the mess, then various halves of the body, the top piece is covered in tape to protect the nice looking flames and save me a headache later. The top is the piece with the hunk of wood where the pickups will be, i figure no sense in cutting that all out, I will just drill a series of holes and nock it out when i mount the pickguard and pickups and clean up the mess with a file. The top I drilled and then chiseled and is more smooth and thinner than the back, which was all chisels, once the dremel gets back from a road trip to Dremel Hq in Wisconsin i will sand it all down, then glue her together, then again dremel the cutaways for prime smoothness, then belt sand the rim, etc. fit everything meaure for the bridge, do the ferules.... then oil it i doubt i want to stain it, to darken it to match the toroise pickguard, i think the oil will darken enough, Ill test some scrap first with both, http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtrmn768/DSC00538.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess001.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess003.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess002.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess004.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess005.jpg Heres the maple MM neck that is going on it, it's BIRDSEYE!!!!!! I'm thinking this is the MAPLE-Caster , ah so corny http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess006.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess007.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/gtr...rprocess008.jpg as far as that pocket goes im thinking ruff it off with chisels leave myseld say 1/10th of an inch or a small bit then ruff that with the sanders on the dremel? or wait till the dremel returns put on a bit and take it thin layer by thin layer until its down low enough? i just forgot i ordered a varitone from BigD, it will go between the two knobs i suppose, i dont need the vol. knob for swails i gots me an Ernie Ball Please read the image posting rules before posting any more images. You are allowed one pic per post, the rest should be links or thumbnails. I have modfied your post.
  3. any ideas on how to hit up my neck pocket? this could get interesting
  4. i taped off the depth on a drill bit and have been drillings hundreds off holes to save me chisel time, will post pics of this project on my franken tele post
  5. I have a dremel with router bits and the cutting attachment base, i use this to route however, i feel that the dremel sucks and doesnt cut out enough surface area in one cut, anybody have any ideas on how to remove masses of wood for chambering a guitar without a real router or dremel?' I've been thinking of calling a local cabinet maker and borrowing his router.
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