How it all worksFirstly, I have made two boards; one for the template and one for the wood/guitar body. The guitar body has already been roughly cut out using a jigsaw or bandsaw at this stage.
Attaching the template
Choosing the pickup setup
The follower bearing is then selected to match the size of the router bit. I have made a series of bearings that match the different sized router bits that I have. Small router bits are used for getting into tight curves, while larger router bits are good for taking out larger chunks of the guitars.
The follower bearing is screwed into the back of the follower, and then this is lowered into the template for the interior cuts, or lowered around the outside for tidying up the edge of the body, which is still in it's rough cut stage at this stage.