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Building an "semi-solid" OM guitar body mold. It is based on a design from the book Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar, by Jonathan Kinkead.

Body shape based on OLF-OM guitar plans by Michael Payne.

Copying OM Body Shape

Copying OM Body Shape

Attaching Template

Attaching Template

Template Ready to Cut

Template Ready to Cut

Rough-cutting Template

Rough-cutting Template

Sanding Waist Curve

Sanding Waist Curve

Sanding Outside Curve

Sanding Outside Curve

Refining Edges

Refining Edges

Completed Template

Completed Template

Mold Panels

Mold Panels

Clipped Corners

Clipped Corners

Rounding Corners

Rounding Corners

Easing Edges

Easing Edges

Tracing Body Shape

Tracing Body Shape

Rough-cut Master

Rough-cut Master

Drum-sanded Master

Drum-sanded Master

Completed Master

Completed Master

Tracing Shape from Master

Tracing Shape from Master

Drilling Alignment Holes

Drilling Alignment Holes

Attached to Master Template

Attached to Master Template

Template Routing

Template Routing