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Hi, this is my second "big" instructable. It's a project that ... for the moment has taken me over 40 hours. I'm building a guitar body from cherrywood ...
I took the measurement from a gibson on the internet. I had to find how big is a "standard" guitar, so I draw a rectangle frame : 13.250" ...
It took me like a day to program the routing with the software. After I exported it to Mach3 on my cnc machine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqkO7U4ndvg for the video.
1 step : Determining the size of the stock 2. Choosing the wood - I chose cherrywood because I had that wood at home, and I have found ...
This is the part where ... I can't tell anything else than : look at the video :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJKw2rf6zAQ
I have found a epiphone lespaul special II for sale, not too expensive. So i'm gonna take the hardware from it, and the neck. On the picture you ...
I had to carve the guitar with wood carving tools. I now .. i'm sanding with 80 grit paper, 120, 180, 220 and I will put some color ...
This is the big day :P Applying the 50% Chocolate, 50% Strawberry recepie. I used the sponge technique, as it goes pretty well. It's a water based dye ...
I'm using saman hybrid varhish. I hope that it will do the job. I am currently doing some tests with different kind of varnish/lacquer. Those pictures were taken ...
After ... lots of sanding, I decided to put all the part together and start the assembly. The body is not as shiny as I expected :( but ...
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