Friday, March 2, 2012

Routing An Electric Guitar Control Cavity

The photos that follow show how I like to rout out the control cavity for an electric guitar:

I use a template in conjunction with a 1/2" diameter, 1" long pattern trimming router bit to rout the pocket. The depth is within a 1/4" of the front of the guitar.
This is the template I use to make recessed cover shelf.
To rout the recessed cover shelf, I use a bushing guide with a 3/8" straight bit.
The router in action as I cut the recess for the cover. The depth is about 1/8" below the back surface.
All that's left to do is drill the holes for the switch and pots and make the cover.

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