wolfcoast Posted August 16, 2004 Report Share Posted August 16, 2004 I've been lurking for a while trying to learn before I posted anything. Currently I've been trying to make a few templates out of plywood to make my own bodies. I made one pattern from a strat style guitar I own and one of a Mockingbird and a Jem style guitar (from cad drawings I found on the net). All 3 templates were cut from 1/2 plywood on a band saw and then sanded using a drum sander in a drill press. While using the drum sander, I think I stayed in some areas too long making small depressions. I seem to be having a hard time making all the curved surfaces smooth along the edge of the template. In most cases the slight "bumps" are real hard to see with the eye but can be easily felt running a finger along the edge. It seems like no matter how much I sand, I can't get a perfect smooth surface. Is it just a matter of patience or is there a trick to it I'm missing. I don't want to make a body from any of these templates until they are as perfect as I can get them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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