Im building this guitar as a gift for my brother. I've got enough done now that I tought I would post a few images of my progress. Nothing fancy however I feel it is coming along nicely. The only power tool I've used is the bandsaw to strip down the piece of Walnut for the neck. I formed the neck with a hand plane. It's about 1 3/4" wide x 34" long.
Next photo shows the slot cut for the NUT placement near the headstock on the neck.
In this image I have cut the slots in each side of the box so the neck will fit through.
Supports inside the box get glued to the sides and the neck get test fitted into place.
With the supports in place I can now screw the neck down to the supports.
Close the lid and it is starting to look like something.
Now its time to cut the slots for the frets. After laying out my lines I used a Japanese pull saw to carfully cut each slot to just the right depth.
Now its time to add the fret wire. Lay it in the slots and knock into place then cut off with wire cutters.
So, thats all I've got so far. It will take me a while now as each fret wire will have to be hand filed so all sharp edges are smooth and rounded over. These are fun to make. I'm enjoying the process.