Shaping the Body
|Using a sanding bit chucked into my drill press,
I cleaned up the edges of the body. I used a plywood template taped on the body with
carpet tape to keep the sanding within the lines. Once the body was completely
shaped I rounded over the corners of the body using a 1/4" roundover bit in my
Be careful about routing around the neck pocket area -- you can really screw this up. Also, make sure you do the roundover prior to drilling the hole for the jack.
Lesson Learned: Don't use a router bit without a bearing. The cheap roundovers with just a smooth post as a guide is not the way to go.