jmrentis Posted August 9, 2007 Report Share Posted August 9, 2007 Hey guys, Today I finished taking off some thickness from my Zebrawood body blank using a router thickness jig. Basically, I needed to take 3/8" off in order to keep it at 1 3/4" once the top is glued on. Routing went decent, no problems and only just a little sanding or scraping left. Anyhow, I figured that I would leave an area untouched around where the cavity cover will go and route the thickness off the rest. So, now I've finished routing and have this area the size of a (big) cavity cover which is 3/8" tall left on the blank that I want to cut off. Once cut, I can level it out and have a perfectly matching cavity cover, which will be cool with zebrawood. So, my question is what should I cut it with to keep maximum thickness on the cover and not gouge further into the body (though this is of little worry)? I have a japanese saw, but its a medium fine and actually seems more like a rough cut( I think its a cross-cut blade) and wouldn't work well on this. I like japanese saws for this type of cut because I can bend it flat against the body to get a closer cut. So, would that be my best bet, like go buy a very fine cut or are there better ideas, like a coping saw or something else ? I just wanted some input on what you guys think would work best. Right now the raised section is at 3/8". After just recently reading the wooden cavity cover thickness thread, I want to make sure to keep as much thickness as possible to avoid complications and possibly employ some magnets, but that would just be a bonus, no worries on that. Also, I can rough cut the body shape on my new bandsaw before cutting the cavity cover piece, which might make cutting the cavity cover easier for certain tools. I just wanted to add that in case it makes any difference in tool suggestions. Well, I think that's about it. If no one understands what I am talking about I can post a couple pics, I ended up taking a couple before packing up tonight. Thank you very much everyone for the help. J Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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