Can i make guitar body with Jigsaw?

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  1. Jonny Hotnuts

    Jonny Hotnuts Senior Stratmaster

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    I rough cut (about 1/8-1/4" away from the edge) my bodies out with a jig saw only to remove enough stock I can template route in one or two passes. This saves router bits and prevents a ton of dust from being made.

    Here is an example of a Koa tele I am building. This is the rough cut with jig saw...

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    After template routing (and a little water applied to show grain).

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    You still need to be careful as when the jig saw blade heats up it will bend and start cutting crooked. I use a Bosch jig (imo the best jig saw ever made) with the undercut maxed, a sharp blade and still go slow.

    -I would never recommend a jig saw to do precision cutting around a guitar perimeter.


    Good luck,

    ~JH
     
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    Samaaron New Member!

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    Have you built a guitar body made of teak?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Hello again zombie thread, long time no see.

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  4. bbigd0

    bbigd0 Strat-Talk Member

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    1st thing I thought - Bending blade. BUT - you can use any tool you want. Its just a matter of how hard you
    are going to have to work & how bad you want it. A Spindle Sander would certainly work to square those cuts up.
     
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