Electric Bass Guitar.. #6: Late update...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-10-2012 09:03 PM 9290 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For those who are following this blog… I apologise for the delay in posting progress reports… if you want to be updated first check out my blogsite… or wait and see it here… sometimes a little after the fact…

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…..taped the offcuts back to the blank… to 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…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 09:15 PM

Nice going!

Very interesting!

I think you could make more money making & selling Guitars instead of Cutting boards, etc. etc. LOL

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

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 09:29 PM

looking cool so far

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 09:38 PM

Looking good, Larry!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 10:33 PM

Oh I can see some fine tunes commin outta there soon. Better tell Johnathon to get some safety glasses on..

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 10:40 PM

I am a watching and learning. Thanks Larry, good stuff.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 11:43 PM

Beautiful work. I played in a band for 20+ years and the bass player always got the girls. Does that work for bass makers as well?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 01:03 AM

Great blog Larry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 10:19 AM

Nice blog Larry and interesting work too. No need to explain the delay, I just figured you ran off and joined a rock n roll band.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 07:39 PM

Beautiful work, Larry.

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 06-13-2012 01:28 PM

Great blog as usual. I really need to finish the 2 basses I started forever ago.

Obviously the Torque Work Centre will make it much easier than my last one

Thanks Larry


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#11 posted 06-13-2012 07:36 PM

Hi Larry.

Tell me, when are you going into the wooden automobile business? As far as I can tell, it’s about the only thing you haven’t made of wood.



-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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