Report Let's give this another try in In Progress and Finished Work Posted March 19 1 hour ago, Bizman62 said: Thanks for the 101 pictorial for carving pickup cavities! With all the power tools it's so easy to forget that you'd only need a couple of hand tools for a perfect result. Supposedly it didn't even take more time considering you'd have to connect vacuums, attach templates, tighten router bits and finally clean and pack them out of the way. Not to mention finding your goggles and ear defenders. Thanks. I chopped these like mortices. But would have been very quick to just drill out most of the excess and finish the sides and bottom with chisels and router plane. The biggest advantage to me is the lack of noise and dust.