Building the Telecaster Body

A fair bit of sawing coming up…

01 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 01 - DSCN1446

02 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 02 - DSCN1447

03 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 03 (beer) - DSCN1448

04 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 04 - DSCN1449

05 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 05 - DSCN1450

06 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 06 - one plank - DSCN1451

About one hour later… two Totara planks. Sawing to be continued on the next fine day..

07 - Tele - Totara Post Sawing 07 - two planks - DSCN1452

14 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 01 - DSCN1499

15 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 02 - DSCN1500

09 - Tele - Poor Man's Thicknesser 1 - DSCN1492

10 - Tele - Poor Man's Ticknesser 2 - DSCN1493

11 - Tele - Poor Man's Thicknesser - 1 side done - DSCN1495

12 - Tele - Poor Man's Thicknesser - 2nd side to be done - DSCN1494

13 - Tele - Poor Man's Thicknesser - 2 side done - DSCN1497

Poor Man’s Thicknesser… Outside to avoid dust…

16 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 03 - one side done - DSCN1501

17 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 04 - handsawing - DSCN1502

18 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 05 - sawing done- DSCN1503

19 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 06- slabs glued together - DSCN1504

More sawing and thicknessing…

20 - Tele - Preparing for another slab 07 - outlining the body - DSCN1506

Routing the body, needed to do it twice as first template was too big. (inches to mm conversion problem)

21 - Tele - Routing the body 1 - DSCN1515

22 - Tele - Rerouting body to actual size - DSCN1527

23 - Tele - From Post to Body

35 - Tele - Body shot back 04 - DSCN1572

34 - Tele - Body shot front 01 - DSCN1575