simon1138 Posted March 4, 2017 Report Share Posted March 4, 2017 hello, i found a nice lump of wood that is almost 45mm thick, about 2 and half foot across by about four foot. i dont know what type it is, it has a blocky look to it as though lengths have been glued together. i dont know what kind of wood it is, is there a good site that explains how to find this out? i want to make a murph copy, this is an old guitar from the 60's. i like that particular look. now that i have the wood, which i hope to make a body and neck from, where do i go. what preparation should i make. i was thinking about getting a planer to flatten any edges and try to flatten the length of it. i have a few straight edges and not yet checked the flatness of it. i think that i could get about three bodies, at least two and the necks from this wood. i have a circular saw and router but no bits. also, people talk about ripping, does this mean cutting or what? i dont really have a plan of what i want, i was thinking about getting a jag template and drawing that on with some alteration. but more importantly, what preparation does the wood require before any cutting takes place. the wood was outside for a while and i think maybe the rain got to it. it is in my room which is warm and dry. any advice would be great. thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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