Post Number: 7735
|Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 5:03 pm: |
Meanwhile, the 6-string bass has been very busy in the shop.
Cutting the Mahogany body on the bandsaw:
(don't worry - Kris stopped the saw for this "in action" shot)
Body shape rough cut:
Body parts coming together:
Hollowing the body out for hybrid construction:
Access holes (aka "plumbing") readied:
Getting ready to glue body to neck:
A little glue squishing out as the clamps are tightened:
In the pipe clamps waiting overnight to dry:
Dressing the fingerboard region for fitting the bookmatch to center top:
Planing the neck to be flush with the body:
More hand planing:
Gluing the center seam of the accent laminates:
Chiseling the fit of the top laminate around the fingerboard:
Tracing the template for the bottom cut:
Hope you like what you see so far!
Post Number: 1740
|Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 5:18 pm: |
I likey! Cool pics.
Post Number: 10713
|Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 5:28 pm: |
Yes; a great series of shots!
Post Number: 2932
|Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:23 am: |
Europa headstock too looks great with that body style. Also a 5+1 tuning peg arrangement that I can't recall ever seeing previously.
It's coming on strong now.
Post Number: 184
|Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:03 am: |
Love the straight string (I assume) pull/ Headstock arrangement. Sweet!
Post Number: 7742
|Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:34 pm: |
It is a first-time for the 5+1 Europa peghead arrangement, good eye!
Post Number: 274
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 3:26 pm: |
I realize that this is a work in progress,and that carving may yet be done,it seems to me that the tail end is offset.Is it my imagination,or is it a custom modification.I can see several shapes that could be done in an offset(I've actually doodled such things before when "dreaming" w/pen and paper.
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 6:36 pm: |
Yes, these cuts are set offset!
Mica, I have to tell you about the tuning.
I'm planing EADG + hi-C&F initially.
Post Number: 2496
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 7:02 pm: |
My comment on the tuning intention ; Yes, I like that idea as well!
Post Number: 7749
|Posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 7:14 pm: |
A little easier to see the offset body in carving now:
Post Number: 10729
|Posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 7:27 pm: |
Wow! Beautiful; these pics really show off the form and wood.
Post Number: 278
|Posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 7:36 pm: |
VERY cool! I have actually had some similar ideas in some of my own scetches.Thia is going to be a beauty! I LOVE ALL the custom shapes Mica.It would be cool to see them all!
Post Number: 75
|Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 7:11 am: |
Wow, LOVE the body shape! And some really great shots in here, what a gorgeous instrument this is!
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 8:56 am: |
I'm very happy to see such lovely shots!
Post Number: 1872
|Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 5:39 am: |
Even that special chisel has a red stained flame maple handle in it's own case!. Must be a special tool!
When I visited the factory I noticed door stops, tables, tool holders all made from the scraps of wood from various builds..ultimate re cycling
Post Number: 3194
|Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 - 5:24 am: |
There is some incredible detail here. I'm amazed that even the inner maple accent laminate has a superior quilt and that will never be seen once the electronics compartment has been shielded!
edit: unless of course the carving goes deeper into the top laminate than I'd thought. Doh!
(Message edited by jacko on June 15, 2012)