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Routing template or band saw?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Cerb, Feb 20, 2005.


  1. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    What is your preferred method of cutting out the body?
     
  2. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    I first like to get rid of the big pieces with a band saw, and then I like to sand it down with either a belt sander or a hand sander.
     
  3. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    Bandsaw----->template/router------->sander of sorts (hand, spindle, etc.)
     
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Bandsaw > Hand tools (rasps, chisels) > sanders
     
  5. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    bandsaw, trim router, sanding, roundover/rasp work, hand sanding..
     
  6. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    +1

    except that if you use a spiral bit, you barely need to sand... :D