Hi again Folks! At last got around to cutting my last curly maple cap and braz mahogany board after weeks of head scratching and template making. I got the plan some weeks ago from Jamie at GPU (guitar plans unlimited) and he does a nice 336 clone. Trouble is after making the card master I realised the F holes where to high up the body and shaped a tad "clone". Managed to obtain a better F hole from a 335 plan and scaled it to 87% and fitted perfect. I had to move the F holes and control drillings back so the top of F hole in line oe level with with front of bridge pickup, if that makes sense. The top plate of bookmatched curly maple has come in a 10mm or 3/8" planed thickness so the plan is a shallow carve. I re-drew the contours from another plan, wrong shape and corrected them onto my drawing, cut them out and glued to MDF board to make the top carve templates. The graduations/steps are going to be 1mm for this thin carve going from 10mm to 4mm, approx! I finished these this morning and bandsawed the 10mm top plate to 1/8" oversize and drilled the master screw holes in the p/up cavities to locate the carve templates, and pretty much everything else. Btw the top plate only just fits! It was the last bit of curly and just about fits this build, the binding will sort it out anyway, fingers xxx. Here shot for how the carve should go, I will cut a 2.5 degree neck plane and 1 degree pickup plane when the carve is done, in my "angle box". The steps I will carve out by hand with my mini-planes from the LP build a few years ago. I plan to carve the back as well as the inside of the top plate, when happy with the top and hopefully no holes! I'll start on the carve tomorrow. Heres a shot of the lovely lightweight Braz MH body planed ready for jointing. So light its a shame to chamber it, almost. More soon, cheers, John.