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Second Build Pictures

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by MNbassist, Aug 28, 2007.


  1. Im almost finished, just putting on the last coats of poly. Its a 5 string fretless neck thru with:

    5 piece maple/walnut neck thru
    Cocobolo fretless fingerboard
    Walnut body wings
    Cocobolo Top
    Badass V bridge
    Bartolini CBJD's
    Bartolini pre

    The wood
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    This is my makeshift planer until I buy a dewalt 735 after my furniture customers pay me
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    The planed down cocobolo fingerboard
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    Cutting out the pieces to the neck
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    The 5 neck pieces
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    Not glued yet, but just for asthetic value
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    Glued and clamped neck
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    finished and sanded
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    I skipped a little bit of picture taking opportunities but heres the body wings after being glued
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    my first scarf joint
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    Truss rod and Channel
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    clamping the fretboard
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    After the excess wood was taken off the neck and flushed up to the fingerboard i glued the wings on
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    I thought I was done with shaping the neck here, but i decided later to modify it
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    Im in the process of polyurethaning, My niece is in the house for a few weeks so im not polying because of the fumes but this picture is after the fingerboard was epoxied and the tape was taken off of the fingerboard while im not working on anything. This was also taken after i sanded the 3rd coat
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    Im using gold knobs and a gold bridge with all gold hardware

    and heres a quick picture of one of the cabinets i just built for a friend, although its not out of a hardwood (not my choice) i think it came out nice (this is my other hobby) oh yea, and that's my shop in the background, aka my garage
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  2. :eek: nice job man! looks sweet.
     
  3. SDB Guitars

    SDB Guitars Commercial User

    Jul 2, 2007
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Shawn Ball - Owner, SDB Guitars
    That's one good looking bass...
     
  4. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    you should build speakers and a head into that cabinent
     
  5. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Damn that cabinet is fine.
     
  6. thanks for the pics / good looking bass :)
     
  7. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Looks good. Keep up the good work!
     
  8. Grantrudd

    Grantrudd

    Jun 26, 2007
    Boston MA
    how did you build the neck? i see that you cut out 5 side profiles of the neck, and glued them together, but then how did you get the top where you attatched the fingerboard to be so smooth?
     
  9. I made a planing jig that held the router a set height above the wood, and using a hinge mortising bit i took off an extremely smal amount each pass until i had an even surface
     
  10. gre107

    gre107

    Dec 25, 2005
    PA
    This is a great post! I'm ready to get a router!
     
  11. g00eY

    g00eY

    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Dude that is a nice scooter hanging in your garage. What is that, a Razor?

    Anyways, nice build. I'm a fan of the body design.
     

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