Trussrods... lots of trussrods. After cleaning them up with a file they need to be waxed on each end. The wax acts as a rust preventive as well as a lubricant and prevents any accidental glue from sticking to the rods.
With the CNC machine cutting bodies is about positioning on the table. I don't have a vacuum system yet so I have to use blanks big enough to have guide pins and screws hold them. This doesn't mean the top has to be that big. So here I positioned the top so that when we cut it out we don't miss....
Control cavity on CNC.
Bridge pickup on CNC.
While the machine is cutting the body I can work on the neck. Flamed padauk fretboard on the padauk neck should look pretty cool.
At least I got the top positioned right.
Looks pretty good.
The top joint looks tight.
A quick look at the rough cut body with a bit of naptha to see the flame.