Monday, June 7, 2010

Chapter 6 - Routing For The Controls

Important:  this is where things get pretty hairy.  I did all routing without the aid of templates or jigs.  Totally free-hand.  And, I've never used a router before.  All this shows in the final cuts.  I didn't care about how this $40 guitar would end up looking.  You probably do care about the guitar you may attempt this on.

Do not do what I did unless you are willing to severely hack your axe.

I wanted to mount the wiring cover flush with the body, so I first went over the area to a depth of about 1/8".

Then, I cut out the center of the template, so I knew where to rout deeper for the wiring and hardware.

I just used a Sharpie to mark the area.

And do the cut.

Same approach, I wanted to mount the jack plate flush.

Onto routing for the Floyd.

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