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de afwerking mk4-4++ - blablas has that building itch again

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by blablas, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Today I've been busy with doing my favourite thing, volute shaping.
    Almost halfway.

    And (rough) finished.
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  2. BQWvunb.
    Rough shaped the rest of the neck, the shape I want is almost there and will be refined at a later date.

    Heel detail.
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  3. Finished shaping the neck.
    Completely sanded up to grain 400.
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  4. gsnad2000

    gsnad2000 Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2011
    Owner of Wrong Way Customs
    Love that detail on the heel contour
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  5. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    Beautiful work blablas!
  6. Nice work!
  7. Is that veneer in the neck lams? Almost looks like plywood! Wonderful choice of woods, by the way.

    Beautiful build :)
  8. It is plywood, 3 layer birch ply.
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  9. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    1/8" (3mm) thick birch ply strips? Or did you plane some laminations off of a thicker piece?
  10. I used 3mm thick ply, I also used it as a accent layer on the body.
  11. XDR9DUN.
    Drilled the holes for the neck screws and ferules.
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  12. Baltic Birch? Or regular birch ply?
  13. I'm not sure, we use this stuff at work and I decided that a few bits were leftovers.;)
    It's a higher than standard quality ply.
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  14. you have me thinking about using ply as a stringer in my neck.
  15. It's a beautiful visual effect, that's the main reason I used it.
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  16. Neck is attached to the body.

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  17. gsnad2000

    gsnad2000 Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2011
    Owner of Wrong Way Customs
    Looking so good! What finish are you planning on using on this?
  18. I know it might be a happy accident but I love how the edge of the plywood in the neck line up perfect with the edge of the sap wood in the top
  19. I planned it that way.;)

    No, just pure luck but it sure came out fantastic.
  20. Rustins Danish oil.

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