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Cnc Body Routing - Any Issues I Should Be Aware Of?


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Hi there guys,

I'm working on my first guitar project, and I've chosen to use White Korina (or White Limba) as my body wood. My school has a CNC router, and being a fairly motivated technical drawing student and on good terms with the engineering faculty, I can arrange to have my body routed using it, rather than via more error prone methods.

My question is this: having never routed a guitar body, are there any special issues I should be aware of when routing a guitar body with a CNC router, such as certian things I shouldn't rout (the binding channel around the perimeter of the body is of particular concern)? And more specifically, are there any issues i should be aware of when routing with White Korina (White Limba)?

I must admit, I'd be pretty crushed if I perfected the routing over some runs using scrappy pieces of hardwood, only to then wreck the real deal :D.

Thanks for your help,

Liam M.

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