Tools, jigs and templates you can't do without

reborn old

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While an admitted builder newb, I do believe the best chances for a successful build come from:
1- experience
2- the right tools and materials for the job
3- use of templates and/or jigs

While there is no substitute for experience and lessons learned from mistakes (yours and/or others),
having the right tools, templates and jigs will obviously increase your chances for repeatable good build results.
To that end, I'm hoping more experienced builders amongst us will share pics and/or instructions for use, of useful templates, jigs and specialty tools.
I know this is touched upon in more comprehensive build threads and a few sticky threads, but I'm hoping for a one stop quick reference thread of sorts, if others deem it useful, even if only for the more challenging aspects of a build.
 

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To me thinking about how to attach templates or components for gluing can be an essential help. Here's an example of how I used nails instead of just double sided tape to hold the headstock template in place to shape the headstock with the handrouter. Similar has been done to glue the veneer.

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