Electric Bass Guitar.. #5: Yesterday...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-14-2012 10:21 PM 2572 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Last weeks efforts.. Part 5 of Electric Bass Guitar.. series Part 6: Late update... »

Marked out the shape of the headstock…

Off to the band saw cut the relief on the headstock… sliced off the excess…[will be smoothed at the TWC]

I find having the resaw guide [MagSwitch brand] is easier on the other side of the blade…

And now for the Demon shape….

Involving Johnathan in each part of the build… it is his after all … I am just providing the workshop.. and some tuition…
NB…. the offcuts were taped to the blank so we could cut the shape…
Smoothing the headstock at the TWC… [the ability to thickness part of a project with out interferring with the rest…]

The tapers of the neck are also cut on the bandsaw…

Rough shaping is done…

The TWC allows us to smooth the headstock…

This the headstock ready for final shaping…next week…

But while we had the TWC working… we set a pocket in the body to accept the neck…

Rather simple actually…

Clamp the body on the machine…set some parameters by eye… and then fine tune..

Using a half inch straight flute cutter and sneaking up on the depth..

A little closer….

Final depth achieved…

Quick check with the sample neck…

Looks like a nice fit..

Zoom out…

I know this post is a little longer than I normally put up… but we did get a fair amount done yesterday… and I know that there are a lot of peoples watching… and hopefully learning…

Next jam session …lol… will be next Tuesday… due mainly to the Brisbane Timber and Working With Wood Show… this weekend…

Unfortunately I will not be demonstrating at the show….as Ned Kelly said…


-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 11:08 PM

Very awesome Larry!! I really like that Ford sign in the background also…. Thnx for driving Ford, if you do. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 11:12 PM

Sorry to disappoint you Roger… my last car was a Ford …1962 utility… but it is now at another mans garage…
I now drive a Holden…kinda like a Chevy… but it is the top of the range… very nice to drive…
I still miss the blue oval but…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 12:13 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 12:58 AM

Looks real good, Larry.

Nice work as always.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 01:10 AM

Johnathan will get a nice guitar and gained a lot of woodworking knowledge at the same time. Terrific!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 01:28 AM


You’re really doin it now!

Great work!

Brand New Business! YES!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 03:35 AM

Larry you is make great progress on your bass guitar.

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 03:55 AM

Thank you Charles, glad you are following along and liking the build..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 01:27 PM

Looking good Larry. I am learning a thing or two through this.



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#10 posted 05-15-2012 04:23 PM

Looks good and coming right along Larry. I don’t know much about guitars, but I sure like your magswitch fence.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 01:38 PM

i like seeing the progresss looks great thank for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#12 posted 05-17-2012 10:09 PM

WOW! Most likely the most involved wood project I’ve ever seen! She looks good!!!


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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