#2
... That's a caveman?

Little more description would be nice. (I.e. Add a club to the caveman)
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you would want to wedge something between the wood and the fence to help with stability and accuracy of the line, but yes

i'm assuming the magenta colored line is the blade
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#6
You'd really want a triangle shaped piece at the same angle you want the cut to go between the fence and the piece you're cutting, otherwise it wont go very straight.
Whats the cut for?
#7
i would cut i triangle of scrap wood to go behind the body there, or just do it freehand...
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i would cut i triangle of scrap wood to go behind the body there, or just do it freehand...
the problem with free handing it is i need a perfectly straight cut. i may be getting a tablesaw and a bandsaw for xmas and im hoping to make a v. i can also hopefully get further on the guitar in my signature.
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#12
No that would probably fail more.
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#13
^no

if you make a fence for the router to run along-side, should work fine.
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If you use a router you'll have to free hand a bit just outside the line then with a straight guide and a ball bearing template bit you can route it flush.
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If you use a router you'll have to free hand a bit just outside the line then with a straight guide and a ball bearing template bit you can route it flush.


this would be your best bet. you will never get a straight line doing it freehand. Also dont forget to go with the grain as much as you can and score it first just in case!
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#17
easiest way to do this is with a common tool is with simple circular saw. ive made perfectly straight lines on much longer pieces of wood, you just need to set up a simple guide.

first step is to figure out how wide the guard is on your circular saw. then clamp another long piece of wood/metal/something strong that far away on your piece of wood, parallel to where you want your cut. 2+ clamps for stability, 1 clamp will let the thing rotate. rest the saw guard on top of your wood and press against your long piece and have at it. just make sure you account for the thickness of the blade. pic of setup:

#18
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i hope you understand what im asking, sry for the caveman picture




edit: sry about that, the lines were meant to represent the body of the guitar


That works, but with one modification.

You need to have (as I think was mentioned) a triangular board, which has the angle you want between the fence and the body cut on one side. The other side should be straight to run against the fence. Then hold the body against this jig and cut it.
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