Electric Bass Guitar.. #3: Now for the neck...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 04-27-2012 08:51 PM 1576 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Contouring... or shaping the body... Part 3 of Electric Bass Guitar.. series Part 4: Last weeks efforts.. »

My fellow first time Luthier, Johnathan, arrived yesterday with a large lump of Hard Rock Maple over his shoulder…

Here it is running through the sanding thicknesser…

Being flat sawn, we need to rip it into thinner strips and then rotate and reglue to make it appear to be quarter sawn… much more stable..

Before taking it to the table saw for ripping, it was a few passes on the jointer to make a nice edge to go against the T/S fence…

Stips are cut…

After rolling on the glue. it is into the clamps for at least 24 hours…probably more…

Progress is slow but then Rome was not build in a day..
Next post will be routing a groove for the truss rod and beginning the cutting and shaping of the next and head stock…

Stay tuned…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 09:03 PM

looks great larry, i cant remember how the truss rod is covered after you rout out the groove for it, maybe that is in your next post, good work mate…..i like them shorts too, show off them nice legs…lol…whoo weeee

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 09:09 PM

Hello Bob, glad you like the legs…lol… the truss rod is covered by the fret board… will be in the next post or the one after…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 09:16 PM

thanks larry… has the timber sale gone, getting close maybe to having the laser, or have you gotten it already, when you do get it , id love to have a peek at it…have a great day…or is it night, i cant remember…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 09:20 PM

Good so far Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-27-2012 09:24 PM

good to see
we are moving on with jonathans guitar again

new projects
and methods
for us all

a little hairy for me

but bears would like hair
i guess

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 04-27-2012 09:38 PM

Larry, you’re thinking right during this First-Time event!

Looking REAL good!

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

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#7 posted 04-27-2012 09:40 PM

No David, I am not going to shave my legs… lol
Thanks Joe… We are taking our time and working it all out… to see if we do it in the right order and don’t forget any steps along the way…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 12:19 AM

Looks good Larry.

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#9 posted 04-28-2012 01:33 AM

If you are wearing shorts in the shop and posting on here…................. I think it should be up to a vote whether you have to shave or go to long pants ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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matt garcia

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#10 posted 04-28-2012 01:40 AM

Looks fun!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 04-28-2012 11:53 AM

Long pants is my vote.

Those are horrible legs…

Nice work, though.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 04-29-2012 11:59 PM

Hey guys. Since when are nice legs a prerequisite for woodworkers? Leave poor Larry alone! He can’t help it if the good Lord gave him talented fingers and ugly legs! :)


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

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