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Hello,
I am simon, from the uk and want to build my own guitars. i bought a cheap lidl router for £29 and a few bits and started routing.
routing seems like a very quick way to create something complex and a quick way to make a really nasty mess. i am learning more about the latter, mostly by experience, well, all by experience.
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Hi Simon and welcome. For guitar making you will need to learn about using templates. There are two ways to use templates with a router. One is to use bearing guided flush trim or pattern making bits and the other is using template guides which attach to the base of the router.
 

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Hello N/A and welcome to the forums...
We're happy you found us...

About that inquisitiveness of yours... We are all over that, we can help, we can, w/ have some ''light reading'' for you...
Gathered together is a bunch of pertinent/relative information in this here link ... You should find everything (at least most) quite useful, a lot of help and get you off to a running start in the world of routers... Enjoy...

Do take some time and read the safety PDF's... PLEASE!!!
Blood and trips to the ER, we find, are very annoying... Not to mention – expensive...

We do welcome all questions on about any subject you can come up w/ too....
Not only that, we excel at spending your money...

And while we're at it, let's not forget this vital function you won't be able to do w/o......
DUST COLLECTION
There is some, okay, a lot of information, because one size does not fit all when it comes to dust collection and your health in this here link... Beyond a doubt, a given even, you will need it... Besides, who likes to wallow in a mess???...
 

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Welcome to the forum, Simon! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel. Add your location to your profile, as well.

Electric or acoustic? I've built one acoustic and it was a blast, need to do some more. An electric is on the horizon, well, distant horizon.

David
 

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hello,
electric, baretta by kramer. its an odd shaped strat played by ed van halen and satchel from led panther. i am making it from an old oak worktop i got from a tip. its a practice piece. when i get good at making bodies without tearing it to bits i will spend some money. its tricky i will admit. but a learning experience. there is a lot to be said for planning and procedures. i sort of dived in and learning to use epoxy to fill holes. it does not look good. but i think the finish should hide a lot of the mistakes.
 

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hello,
electric, baretta by kramer. its an odd shaped strat played by ed van halen and satchel from led panther. i am making it from an old oak worktop i got from a tip. its a practice piece. when i get good at making bodies without tearing it to bits i will spend some money. its tricky i will admit. but a learning experience. there is a lot to be said for planning and procedures. i sort of dived in and learning to use epoxy to fill holes. it does not look good. but i think the finish should hide a lot of the mistakes.
Wish you the best on your luthier’s journey - these guys have the router scene well in hand!
 
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