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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. 5jkKK0p.
    Glued the neck.
     
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  2. PMC1Hu3.
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    Made the scarf joint for the headstock and glued it, also glued on the headstock veneer.
     
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  3. PIo5HLe.
    Leveled the neck with my special setup.

    ZzrOGKw.
    And routed the truss rod groove with the same setup, done this immediately after I leveled the neck because than the groove will have the proper depth along the complete length.

    Sn5R5RR.
    And today's result.
     
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  4. That is brilliant. Where did you source those rails?
     
  5. At work. ;)

    We use MK, but in principle they are standard aluminum building profiles, there are quiet a few other manufacturers besides MK who can deliver these kind of profiles.
     
  6. B9QZYqn.
    Finished of the end of the truss rod groove at the headstock end.

    6aRmsP0.
    In more detail.

    I also leveled the backside of the neck and thus machined the heel of the neck to the (almost) right thickness.
     
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  7. DqugK5k.
    Glued the fretboard and cut the fret slots.
     
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  8. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    You work way too fast. I would commission you, but postage to Australia isn't cheap :p
     
  9. xcT4nzr.
    cxzCjEM.
    It's starting to look like a neck.
     
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  10. Subbed.

    Can't wait to see how this turns out.
     
  11. lLVSBAd.
    Drilled the holes for the tuners.

    vHlMurk.
    And after drilling these holes sawed of the last two bands of the now redundant wood.

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    Made two truss rod covers, one in black and one in silver, later on I will chose which one I'm going to use.
     
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  12. evDEmao.
    Made the clearance for the strings at the end of the fingerboard.

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  13. 21SbUGJ.
    Finished shaping the headstock and leveled the top up to grain 220.

    e90gQpj.
    finished of shaping the clearance as well.

    Also leveled the fingerboard and sides of the neck.

    Tomorrow I'm going to place the side position dots and after that the frets can be hammered in, but before I'm going to do the frets I want to make the neck pocket in the body.
     
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  14. And a little bit sooner than promised. :)
    4pfmhCK.
    Drilled the holes for the position dots with the help of a drilling template (blablas is lazy..... and a smart engineer).

    VjWipXz.
    Dots glued in and leveled.
     
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  15. 6ZRLko8.
    Neck pocket is done.

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    The milling machine on which I do most of the milling.
     
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  16. oOWK8uc.
    Frets are in place.
     
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  17. Finished the sides of the frets (pictures follow as soon as the right lighting conditions are available).

    Cris8aG.
    The first picture of the complete bass. :cool:
     
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  18. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured

    That is so not fair. ;)

    Seriously, very cool build.
     
  19. LIzvoGS.
    Sawed of the last big chunk of wood, now comes the real fun part: Shaping the volute, the neck profile and the heel.
     
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  20. DSC_7097.

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    Roughly shaped the volute.
     
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