So I decided I wanted to build a Jazz bass. I've started building some guitars in the past but got discouraged. We'll see this one through though
The Uber J builds have got me so eager to build.
4 string tuned AEAD (so I can use it for hardcore/metal and the wife can use it at church
Walnut/Maple neck, probably 5 piece
Maple fretboard with Walnut block inlays.
Found some plans at tdri...
This slab of walnut was given to me by a friend. It is truly rough lumber. He picked it out out of a pile cut down by the amish when getting logs here in Michigan. I used the table saw to get it started then I handsawed the rest.
Lots of titebond and some moderate pressure.
This sat overnight and some.
Carefully I cut and laid the the template together. The lumber is slightly too small so I'll have to shorten.
This is what I mean by rough lumber, the tree had a fence or something it grew through.
Trash or hidden Treasure
Rough cut on band saw.
Nasty holes/metal, I'll fix/fill them later.
Made a template.
Routing was kinda rough, should've gotten it closer to the line.
A spindle sander would have been nice, but I'll use what I have.
Super rough, I had to go back to the band saw for this one.
1/2" roundover bit. This was one of my favorite parts, cut so nicely except the horn area where it's knotty.
Slightly burned in some areas.
Gotta fill that beautiful hole.
Throughout I saved the dust
First time really using a handplane, boy it's fun! Just had to get my technique down.
This is where it goes from trash to treasure.
Picked up a random orbital sander, it worked great for removing the burn marks.
Now for those holes.
I've actually been building this for a week or two now, it didn't happen overnight. Just had to make sure it was gonna work.
Thanks for reading, Jordan