fyb Posted July 26, 2006 Report Share Posted July 26, 2006 Hello all! I'm new here because I finally decided to make the leap into guitar building. I'm going to try to male a traditional 'strat' style guitar so I can use my present guitar as a template and I can easily buy a neck in case my first neck comes out horribly. For the body, I got some hard ash from a local supplier (it was pretty cheap <$3/bd ft for 8/4 stuff) so I thought I'd give that a try. I don't have a bandsaw though, so I figured I'd try to cut the rough outline with a jig saw . . . which didn't work at all. Granted, the jig saw is an older (>10 years) model and only ~2.5 amps. That wood is way harder to cut then I anticipated!! I searched for threads about hard ash and I didn't seem to run across any that involved cutting it. How else do you think I can cut the outline?? Would a more powerful saw be able to cut the ash?? Can you use a jig saw on other traditional guitar woods like mahogany or alder?? Thanks for your help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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