#1
Okay im eager to start my first build which is going to be an alder or ash telecaster. I was wondering what tools i could get away with using... i was looking at using what i already have to save space and money initially. Could i use a handheld jigsaw and just cut the body roughly and for the round parts just cut into small hexagon shapes and sand down?!?

Im also looking to collate everything else i need to get


-handheld Electric Saw
-Handheld Belt Sander (i can use this on its back)
chisels, hammer etc

Purchase-handheld router, workbench, dremmel, rasp, various sandpaper, tung oil, titebond glue, sash clamps, buffers, measuring devices?!?
Last edited by Sunburst1 at Aug 18, 2008,
#2
Well you will get very tired very quickly using a hand held jigsaw to cut the body, I really cant recommend it. A bandsaw is very useful here.

Are you making the neck?

You'll also need a pillar drill for acurate holes, and a hand held for connecting the pup routes to the electonics cavity (if back routed) etc.


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#3
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Well you will get very tired very quickly using a hand held jigsaw to cut the body, I really cant recommend it. A bandsaw is very useful here.

Are you making the neck?

You'll also need a pillar drill for acurate holes, and a hand held for connecting the pup routes to the electonics cavity (if back routed) etc.



i am making the neck yes. I had considered getting a local woodworking company to do the body cut and the rough neck for me.

ah...pillar drills look extremely large..i dont have a lot of room. i never read anything about needing a pillar drill.
#4
Well if you want to drill proper, straight, accurate, perpendicular to the surface holes you will need one.


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Well if you want to drill proper, straight, accurate, perpendicular to the surface holes you will need one.



okay will i think its best to hand it over to a crafter to cut the body and the neck as well as the body holes and posts. Would this be possible in terms of the order i have to do things