So, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Joey, 26yo and from the Netherlands. I have been playing the bass for about 10 years, and have been occasionally passively browsing talkbass since 2006. My primary instument currently is a Fender Aerodyne Jazz which I love to bits. I am currently starting up my first build, and as I have gotten so much valuable information from the luthier's corner here at talkbass, I figured I should share my progress with you guys. First of all, let me say that I have very very little woodworking experience. (I once hung a picture frame, does that count?) So please stand by for some major mistakes from my end, and facepalming on yours. So to introduce my first plans, of which the design will most probably change during the build: Specs: jazz-inspired 4-string through neck single string bridges (for no other reason than the s00per cust0m lookzZz) 24 fret Seymour Duncan J-pickups which I salvaged from another bass I hardly play anymore. MOP block inlays (not sure about that yet) Woods to be used: Maple neck with Padouk tapered laminate (for an idea on my plans see pic below) Bubinga body Wenge fretboard The current status is that I have made but still am refining my MDF routing templates: Here they are on top of the slab of Bubinga which will become the body. (the picture does not do it justice) Besides this I am working on sawing the pieces of the neck laminate. The naive and unexperienced woodworker in me, thought that with some patience and slow going, I would be able to do this without a bandsaw, using my Jigsaw instead: Which ofcourse, or so I found out, is a great way to mess up some beautiful pieces of wood. It turned out that the blades would catch and follow the grain, resulting in cuts like these (the second cut which diverts to the rightside is an 'exitwound' from a cut made from the other side of the wood ): So I kind of had to conclude that I have to have a bandsaw for this work. Which I don't, and don't plan on getting one anytime soon; mainly because of the limited room available in my shop. Did I say shop? I meant bicycle-shed. But, after some inquiries, I'm glad to have found a friend of a friend who owns a woodworking shop sporting a decent bandsaw, which I can use the coming weekend. So... that's it for now. Not so much progress (stupid jigsaw), but perhaps you have some pointers or remarks on the design already?