Well I think I'm going to give it a go. I built A fender J Bass with some of your guys' tips. It worked out perfectly, everyone thinks its a Fender. It has the sound and everything. Really the only thing Fender is the neck. The rest is spare parts and some body i bought off ebay. SOme day I will tackle that, but for now im working on bodies. I have my own house so its my rules!!! So my garage will become my workplace. Though i dont know about winter. I have a friend who worked for Washburn when they were in Chicago. So I have him for help. I have a table saw, roto zip with tons of diffrent bits for it. Many clamps of all sizes, joint thing that i got from my grandpa a while back(dont know if there is a use for this) Jigsaw. I need to a router. SHould I get a plunge? I also bought one of the books recomended so I get an idea of what I'm goign to face. I come from a long line of machinest and woodworkers. In fact i am a machinest as well. So IM hoping things ive learned about measuring, blueprint reading etc will help. Anything im forgetting?