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de afwerking mk5-4f - blablas does another build diary

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by blablas, Sep 29, 2013.


  1. jCKgy2o.
    I couldn't resist the urge yesterday evening to roughly do the two final chamfered edges, I think the SG feeling is there, now I need to finish the outer body contour first before I continue with the edges on the back.
     
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  2. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    I really like that a lot.
     
  3. ICM

    ICM

    Apr 29, 2013
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Looking very cool! Subscribed!
     
  4. jeCcHNM.
    The knobs covered in five layers of Danish oil.
     
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  5. suraj

    suraj

    Oct 1, 2008
    Mumbai, India
    I can relate to wanting the bridge to be at a straighter angle, its a good decision you have made to keep the 16th straight. While playing a fanned fret with the left hand isn't that hard, the right hand wants to go from low string to high string in a straight down manner. Which means one can spontaneous start playing on the bridge of the g string, or have the thinner strings sound too tight or nasal.


    Your previous builds by the way are beautiful. Looking forward to this.
     
  6. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Looks like a jazz bass take on an SG. Cool!
     
  7. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Is that Danish oil made from genuine pressed Danes?
     
  8. It doesn't say on the can. :D
     
  9. 2QZKFHH.
    M1ldliK.
    Finishing the outer body contour.

    RuXSz58.
    Finishing the edges.

    nStwcfo.
    The result for today's work.
     
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  10. qtFCIte.
    And the back is also finished.
     
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  11. ZYuUZ0m.
    xmSMsJi.
    Made some holes today on the milling machine.
     
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  12. F0Tk95H.
    Made some pickup rings for the neck pickup, the one that comes as standard is to thick for my purpose.
    For the time being I'm going for the one on the right, a little bit of bling is allowed.
     
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  13. CCRbX1I.
    The body is done for now, I will need to finish the neck first before I can continue with it.
    This weekend I'll decide what types of wood I'm going to use for the neck.
     
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  14. 60% cheese Danish,40%cherry Danish


    Also great job on the instrument!!!
     
  15. Wow. You are a real craftsman. I admire your work.
     
  16. I've been making some pictures this afternoon of my DIY twins for a topic over on BassChat, I might as well spam them here to. :smug:

    My twins.
    7iwpUrX. 3kCbI6C.

    ZcpOaxd.

    And a triplet.
    CV0N63Z.
     
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  17. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    So what do you do to pay for all this?
     
  18. I'm a instrumentmaker at the Leiden University at the Physics department. I design, build, modify and maintain high tech laboratory equipment.
    I really like this job, and it pays well enough to allow me to only work for four days a week to finance my life and hobby's.

    Being a instrumentmaker has nothing to do with musical instruments, making musical instrument is just one of my hobby's.
    However my experience and training as someone who is making things for a living comes in very handy when I'm making my own bass guitars, as a added bonus I can use all the tools and machines that are available to me at work for my personal projects as well.
     
  19. i0SFtS3.
    Made my choice for the woods I'm going to use for the neck:
    Bubinga/wenge/bubinga, rosewood fingerboard, merbau headstock and of course a iroko headstock veneer.
     
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  20. HPZ0syy.
    I've also been toying around with the idea to color the body, that's not going to happen, I prefer the natural look of wood.
     
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