What's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. skeels

    skeels New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    milwaukee WI USA
    [​IMG]
     
    sprocket and Barnaby like this.
  2. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Double post. D'oh!
     
  3. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Hey John,

    Not too tough from what I recall; I kinda did it in parts in that I glued the ebony to one side of the neck, moved the two surfaces around (against each other) to make the glue thicken, then set up the other side, and clamped it all.

    Sully
     
  4. Barnaby

    Barnaby New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    83
    Noooooooo Sully - say it ain't so! :shock:

    Carving the neck is my all-time favourite job on guitars. It's the payoff for everything else. Different strokes, I guess. :hmm:

    Stunning stuff as always. :bowdown:
     
  5. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ah, thanks man, you're very kind.

    I wish that neck shaping was something that I enjoyed, but it's true, it's not a favorite thing for me. Especially the heel transitions. Maybe it's my process, I dunno, but I'd personally rather have it CNCed. So far, the thing I like most is contouring things out to make them more comfortable while creating some visual movement as well. Odd that I like adding contours, but don't like shaping a neck, eh? Ahhhh, the mystery that is me. Or something like that. :)

    Sully
     
    Barnaby and skeels like this.
  6. BWGuitars

    BWGuitars New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    Marble Falls, TX
    To my tired eyes it looked like the sound holes were routed straight into the body after the top was laminated... it makes no sense, but that's what I thought I saw lol. Cheers, man, and keep the experimentation up! That's what makes this stuff fun!
     
  7. Purelojik

    Purelojik New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Newport Beach California
    oh no no. i hollowed out the sides and below the bridge and in between the pickups. i left a small piece to support the area between the main soundholes. I did this mainly because the redwood is so soft.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    473
    Location:
    Norman, OK, USA
    5 string bass
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    sprocket, Barnaby, Knarbens and 4 others like this.
  9. BWGuitars

    BWGuitars New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    Marble Falls, TX
    That is very smooth! Two truss rods?
     
  10. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    473
    Location:
    Norman, OK, USA
    One truss rod, 5+4 piece laminated neck.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. BWGuitars

    BWGuitars New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    Marble Falls, TX
    That neck is going to look tits!

    Is the truss rod going to clear that center hole?
     
  12. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    473
    Location:
    Norman, OK, USA
    Heh, yes. The truss rod terminates about 3/4" shy of the hole, and is 1/8" to shallow to interfere with the 1/2" deep threaded insert hole anyway.

    Also, thanks!
     
  13. BWGuitars

    BWGuitars New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    Marble Falls, TX
    Nice! I don't build many basses, but on my guitars that would've hit the truss rod for sure!

    Sweet looking build and looking forward to a finished axe!
     
  14. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Brampton, Ontario, Canada
    nice bass design, looks very similar to the one i just finished up, style is right up my alley =]
     
  15. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    473
    Location:
    Norman, OK, USA
    Thanks Folks!

    Here's the headstock:

    [​IMG]
     
    BWGuitars likes this.
  16. Jim Engen

    Jim Engen New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Minnesota
    This one has been on my bench for the last few months. It is my 3 build. A few mistakes but mostly cosmetic. It's just about ready for clear coat.
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Jim
     
    BWGuitars and Knarbens like this.
  17. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    473
    Location:
    Norman, OK, USA
    Inserts cleared it:

    [​IMG]

    And here's why:

    [​IMG]

    The neck slab (without fingerboard) is 1" thick. I used a Grizzly bass truss rod here, which is 22-7/8" long and 3/8" deep. The adjustment nut terminates just under the string nut, so the welded end terminates about 1" into the neck heel. The 1/4" diameter threaded insert is 1/2" deep. So...even if the rod went all the way through to the end of the heel, it'd still be about 1/4" too shallow to interfere with the threaded insert.
     
    BWGuitars likes this.
  18. BWGuitars

    BWGuitars New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    Marble Falls, TX
    Ah, gotcha! My trussrods are the same depth, but I generally use 0.750" thick blanks for my guitar necks, hence the concern. :)
     
  19. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    More with the Poplar juniory thing:

    Marking out the lap contour:

    [​IMG]

    Drill + robosander = quick contouring!

    [​IMG]

    Beer break!

    [​IMG]

    Back side of the cutaway gets contoured out:

    [​IMG]

    That's it for today; thankfully the pickguard will cover where my neck pocket template slipped. Not too broken up about it as this one is for me, and the body just kinda came from scraps. :)

    [​IMG]

    Sully
     
    Dr.K likes this.
  20. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    572
    Location:
    Connecticut
    The latest to come off the bench. Nathan and I build a school project of his own design. FedEx signature Bo Diddley acoustic:dude:

    [​IMG]
     
    Deej, Barnaby, MikeP and 2 others like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice