Well, time to try again. My previous project was an epitome of failure and thus i have no will or interest to proceed with it. I'll start again and pray to all deities in existence that i can finally make it through without any big mistakes. I can't afford overpriced firewood, especially as i don't even own a fireplace. This time i ordered everything( except the neck) as raw sawn blanks that all need to be planed, jointed and glued before i get to do anything. I have purchased: - Flame maple top blank - Sapele body blank - Sapele neck blank - Rosewood fingerboard blank - Maple headstock veneer - Mother of pearl blanks for inlay This time i have an access to pretty much all power tools including band saw, joiner, planer, table saw, orbital sander, pillar drill, and whatnot. I have found that there's a workshop on this area maintained by the city where everyone can go do woodwork and whatnot so that's sexy. I am not sure if i have already mentioned this but now you know. I post pics of my woods later, and i really can't do anything yet as the workshop opens on Monday. I'll write a plan which i'll use in this project so i know what i am doing and won't screw anything up. Blunders that i had previously made my patience wear so thin it could only be observed with a electron microscope. Hopefully nothing crappy happens this time. Cheers.