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de afwerking mk3-6 - A build diary.

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

  1. Thanks.
  2. Well ... 'optimum' was perhaps the wrong word. I guess I rather meant 'best for you'. Anyway, great craftmanship ! I really love chambered basses and can't wait to hear some soundsamples :hyper:
  3. bDZS1SD. qLk7CXB.
    Ready to be oiled.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  4. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    Looks good! Can't wait to see it with oil.
  5. Finished oiling the backside.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  6. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
  7. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    That looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing the front.
  8. Here it is.

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    Finished oiling.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  9. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    That looks great!
  10. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Spectacular execution.
  11. Mounted some hardware.
    In the end I made my choice to go for the black variation of the truss rod covers.
    I already made them, together with the silver colored variant I showed here before, at the time I thought I preferred those, but now together with all the other mounted black hardware the black ones look better.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  12. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    Good choice.
  13. Shielded.
    And dated & signed.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  14. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    Really good looking instrument, nicely done!
  15. hp7TQyl.
    Preamp, output and switches are mounted, also put on the knobs.
    Friday I will mount the pickups, wire everything up, make the nut, put on the strings and adjust the whole thing.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  16. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    Did you make the knobs?
  17. Yes, just check page 2 of this topic (you even commented on them at the end of the page ;)).
  18. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    Haha, whoops. Thanks for the reminder.

    How do you clamp the knobs in the jaws without denting the wood? I need to re-make mine very soon. The first attempt went kind of okay... except they were rough, lopsided, and crushed/dented from the jaws. :D
  19. 6stringpanda


    Aug 9, 2013
    So Beautiful!!!!

    Want one.
  20. Carefully...... :D

    Carefully...... the complete answer: The outer diameter is bigger than I want them to be while drilling and tapping the hole that will hold them on my "special tool" (just a piece of brass rod on which I cut a tread on which the knob can be screwed).
    Once they can be placed on this tool the outside can be machined to the proper diameter and finished of.
    For the machining that follows now (drilling the hole for the pot shaft and making the chamber for the pot nut) you don't need that much clamping force, you can clamp the knob very lightly in the jaws, or even put a piece of paper around the knob before clamping.

    I'm using a advanced metal machining lathe for making these knobs by the way (at work).