This is a long one so be warned!
So a couple months back I started to entertain the idea of finally building my own guitars, and now the first one is done! Or as they say it's never finished, only abandoned.
Pics first for the TLDR crowd:
Edit: attached the pics since they were blocked?
25.5" scale, hard maple neck, macassar ebony board, ash body (I believe white ash, it was too cheap for swamp ash), sintoms brass frets, Schaller Davinci tuners, Schaller bridge, Aliexpress copper hardware :D, oiled back of neck, nitro finish on headstock.
Stuff I had to buy:
Einhell bandsaw for rough cuts (pretty terrible saw but works well enough for this)
Japanese shinto rasp (perfect for neck contouring, belly cuts)
Lots of clamps and sandpaper (240, 320, 600, 1000, 1500, 2000 grits)
Random orbital sander from aliexpress (Deko brand, good quality and cost 25 euros)
ELU Mof 177 router from the 80's. Even came with the original manual!
CMT router bits, specifically one long pattern bit with bearing for the body routing, one short pattern bit for the cavities and fretboard, one 6mm bit for the truss rod cavity.
Hand drill and bits (Bosch), 6mm and 20mm Narek chisels, 1.5m long ruler, angle ruler for measuring the neck pocket angle, precision straightedge, cheap needle file set, fret leveling and crowning files from thomann, neck profile gauge from Crimson Guitars.
Titebond Original woodglue
Angelus leather dyes (perfect for deep color, just be careful these are toxic)
Dyes from petsit.fi (good red color from these)
Crimson Guitars penetrating oil for finishing
Boston nitrocellulose lacquer (rattle can, very toxic, use protection!)
Telecaster router template from guitarsandwoods.com
Wood from Madinter.com and GuitarsandWoods.com
Hammer, screwdriver, soldering iron, rubber gloves, earmuffs, safety goggles, coffee maker.