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Blog series by degoose updated 07-05-2012 08:53 PM 7 parts 18443 reads 106 comments total

Part 1: First time making a guitar...

03-03-2012 06:30 AM by degoose | 33 comments »

Late last year, the boys at the local hardware sent a young bloke over to buy some timber so he could build a Guitar… Electric Bass that is… It even has a name CHERRY DEMON….cool hey And so does he… Johnathan… He had never built one but was going to give it a try… Today we finally got together to build it… you got it… He and I are going to build our first electric bass guitar.. together…. Found a nice piece of Hoop Pine&#...

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Part 2: Contouring... or shaping the body...

03-15-2012 07:05 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

As you will see from the following pics the back of the body of the guitar blank has been scarfed out with the bandsaw.. this is for comfort when the guitar is tilted out from the guitarist When played the contour would be at the back of the guitar and to the top… I know I am preaching to the choir but some of my readers are even less knowledgeable than me… Using a ROS and 80 grit the contour is smoothed and shaped for comfort… Sanding willcontinue through to 220 grit....

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Part 3: Now for the neck...

04-27-2012 08:51 PM by degoose | 12 comments »

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…...

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Part 4: Last weeks efforts..

05-14-2012 05:45 AM by degoose | 8 comments »

It is this week already and have not posted pics of last weeks efforts… Well that is all the holes drilled for the knobs and pots…all done last week. This week we cut the pocket for the neck… using the TWC… stay tuned…

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Part 5: Yesterday...

05-14-2012 10:21 PM by degoose | 12 comments »

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 bla...

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Part 6: Late update...

06-10-2012 09:03 PM by degoose | 11 comments »

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 ...

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Part 7: Shaping the neck

07-05-2012 08:53 PM by degoose | 9 comments »

Very quick update on the guitar… Johnathan has been rather busy galavanting around the South East and down to the Gold Coast…Got him back into the workshop on Wednesday and started the final shaping of the back of the neck…..Used a half inch radius round over bit to scarf out the rough shape… leaving quite a large quirk…I gave Johnathan a rasp and told him to remove all the timber that did not look like a guitar neck… HMM sound a little like Mr MiyagiHe had...

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