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0:08 Joists and a 18mm MDF top are fitted to create a solid work top. You can also see that having the main guide rails mounted on the side, and underneath the mounting board, enables obstruction free operation.
The depth stop has been set to ensure that the router cutter doesn't cut into the work surface. You'll also notice that the main router assembly rail stops have been set, which makes it impossible to accidentally pull the router too far towards you and cut into the master.
0:12 - 0:13 Blank and master are securely fixed to the work top.
0:14 - 4:24 Carving the top of the body begins. When roughing out, or if deep cuts are made, the router will kick back, to avoid this the main horizontal rail lock is applied.
0:25 Also, cutting in small passes and locking the main assembly on every cut makes sure that no area is missed.
4:25 A 10mm straight cutter and matching stylus is fitted, ready for carving the cut outs for the electronics and neck.
4:50 Carving cut outs. You'll see the advantage of the 'True Vertical Plunge Action' which enable all of the cut outs to be perfectly parallel.
6:55 Carving the top of the body is complete.
7:01 The master and blank have been turned over ready for carving the back of the guitar.
8:28 Carving is complete.