I'll be starting my first body build probably this fall, and I've been doing lots of reading for tips. One thing I haven't seen yet is how to keep the sides of the body perpendicular to the front and back. I don't have a spindle sander or a band saw, but I do have a jigsaw and a router. So here's my plan: Make an MDF template with the jig saw, and that will have relatively perpendicular edges if I keep the base of the jigsaw firmly on the MDF while cutting. Rough cut the body with the jigsaw, maybe 1/4" or 1/2" too big Use the router to trace the template, and hopefully that will keep the router bit perpendicular to the body. If my router bit is reasonably sharp then I'd only need to hand sand the edges starting with 120 grit so I won't take off too much material. I think I know someone with a router table. Perhaps step 3 would be much easier to keep the router perpendicular if it's on a table with the template on the bottom. Any thoughts? Thanks!