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Luthier's high

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by fish man, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. fish man

    fish man

    Nov 14, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    I just routed & chiseled what is, as far as I can tell, a perfect neck pocket - on my first homemade bass.
    Damn I feel good.

    Pics soon, I hope.
  2. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    I know how you feel
  3. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
  4. congrats
  5. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - PerĂº
    I hope too feel like that soon ...neck carvin for me a big blackbox. :meh:
  6. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    congrats..glad it turned out well for ya. Mine didn't :(
  7. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    congrats, glad it worked for you.

    When i was building my bass, I was really happy about my perfectly routed music man humbucker hole, then i realised i routed it the wrong way around......So the side with 2 screw holes were pointing towards the knobs.
  8. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    This word frightens and confuses me.
  9. ??? I use a chisel to square up the neck pocket on my set necks.
  10. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    No problem with "chisel"... but "plane" might as well be "neurosurgery scalpel."
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Was this a problem? I mean, the normal way isn't necessarily the right or only way. Unless there's lettering on the pickup or something.
  12. I recently had a high when I glued my neck onto my first electric ever. First chance to really sit down with it and see how it feels. It was AWESOME!

  13. I used to get high when I sprayed nitro without a mask ;)
  14. thats the kind of luthier high i was expecting this thread to be about

    but congrats....now where are these pictures?
  15. fish man

    fish man

    Nov 14, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    The chiseling on the neck pocket wasn't bad at all. Get it nice and sharp on the oilstone, and I barely even needed a mallet to drive it.

    The next task is gluing some cherry veneer on the inside edges of the pickup routes. Getting it all around the 'ears' for the MM and the J pickups is going to be a chore. More updates soon!

    I'm also going to be dyeing the maple/maple neck as soon as I get my paws on a piece of birdseye to confirm the shade of dye I picked.

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