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de afwerking mk3-6 - A build diary.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by blablas, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Glued the other side to the back and glued the block on which the bridge will be mounted.
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  2. ZXAkuNf.
    All the bracing and blocks are glued to the back.

    Finished the access cover transition to the body and mounted it.

    Next step, sanding flat the back, roughing up the front side and gluing on the top.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  3. g0Z6lST.
    Decided to give the final straight edge of the access cover a binding as well.

    Glued a reinforcement rib on the inside of the top, also drilled the small holes in the top (and back) for the toothpicks to align the top when gluing.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  4. Before:

    The binding all the way along the access cover is just what finishes it off.
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  5. fh2IvI0.
    Sanded flat the backside and glued top to the back.
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  6. At last after 1.5 weeks of preparing and gluing, today I've been happily busy with shaping the outside.

    Sanded the outer body contour, routed the radius on the edge of the body and and routed out the soundholes.

    The top:

    The back:
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  7. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Looking good so far :) Can't wait for the finishing touch :)
  8. Thumpin_P


    Nov 26, 2006
    Limestone, TN
    Beautiful work!!!
  9. EglgJUR.
    Decided on the position where the knobs and switches should come and drilled the holes for these.
    Centered the holes for the single string bridge parts.

    Rough cut the wood for the neck.
    Wenge fingerboard, maple/wenge/maple/wenge/maple neck, merbau - with body matching walnut top - headstock.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  10. oAR748e.
    Glued together the wood for the neck.
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  11. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    The top has a very nice figure. Will you give it a see through finish?
  12. of course it will be see through, it would be a pity to hide all that beautiful wood underneath a solid color, or even a sunburst.
    The complete bass will be finished in Danish oil.
  13. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Ah yes, I meant a burst or something :p Wasn't clear enough :p

    Since the top is a nice light piece of wood, my preference would be dragon burst.
  14. The top will get a lot darker once it is oiled, just wait and see ;).
  15. 1xjcSWH.
    Glued on the headstock, including a (unplanned) layer of wenge due to a small thinking error wich meant the neck would be to short.
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  16. 2ACRI7v.
    And glued the headstock veneer.
    Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow it's the routers turn, leveling the surface of the neck and routing out the grooves for the truss rods.
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  17. 3w8tdeR.
    Leveled the top surface of the neck.

    And routed the grooves for the trussrods.

    The end of the grooves at the headstock side will be finished further on the milling machine I have available to me at work.
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  18. XqU4b5p.
    And finished of the groove ends.
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  19. CarbonTom


    Aug 23, 2013
    Subbed! Beautiful build so far. I cant wait to see the oiled finish!
  20. LXuZ7Kh.
    Glued on the fingerboard and the heel of the neck.
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