So I got a CNC machine - a Shapeoko XL. It is pretty cool. I'm using it on this 4th build. This build will be an Xmas gift for my brother, who does not actually play guitar, but who is an accomplished woodwind and electronic musician and should be able to figure it out. Here's the design: Body will be Ash. Neck will be Hickory (yes, hickory). Fretboard: ebony. And heres a nice back view: My current plan is to put a Dimarzio PAF Pro in the bridge and an American Standard Fender single coil in the neck, though I might go for a quarter pounder instead. I figure this will be a well rounded set - capable of nice cleans (important to him) as well as metal (also important to him...and me). Anyway, onto the CNC bits. I've spent hours upon hours modeling this thing out in Fusion 360. This has been a learning experience and I'm a whole lot better now than I was when I started a few weeks back. I did a test neck in pine, learned some things, and am now starting in on the hickory. Did I mention that this is a beautiful piece of two-tone hickory with a nasty black line down the middle? It is. Fun fact - this is the cleanest truss rod channel I've ever done. God I can't wait to see this with a finish on it: That's all for now. I should probably finish up my nearly-done 3rd build (all I have to do is shape the neck, finish it, and put it together), but ... you know ... new CNC toys to play with.