Ok, finally I have enough courage to start a build thread... The chunks of wood and hand-tools are no longer scaring the crap out of me and I'm out of excuses, so here we go. The plan is to build left-handed Sg(ish) guitar the hard way - with hand-tools. The main reason for this is that usually I'm able to work when my daughter is sleeping. It is also Barnaby's fault, because he's been showing us how to build amazing guitars without electric tools. I had thought about this many times, but didn't have enough faith to start, until I saw his threads. And of course this is a great project to refresh the distant memories of woodworking. So... Some hand-tools, wood, hardware, SG plans and practically no woodworking skills, this is going to be great (in a masochistic way). Hmm... what else? The body and neck are Khaya mahogany, fingerboard is East-Indian rosewood (pre-slotted, 22 frets), two humbuckers, tune-o-matic bridge. I'm still working on details like headstock shape (traditional or other?), inlays, controls, scratchplate (or not, more likely not), color/finishing and so on. I'll be altering the plans if (...If? When!) I screw up I had some problems with body blanks, the other was a bit warped and my planing skills were bit...umm...rusty... So, I planed and planed and measured and the blanks were just getting smaller and smaller And that was where I decided to make an SG instead of LP The two body blanks are now glued together, but I'm bit concerned. The joint might be too sloppy work, maybe I have to separate the blanks and plane and sand the joint some more. We'll see. Hmm.. threads like this need pictures. Have to take some soon.