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  1. I wanted to cover as little of the top as possible... And it's a bat wing
  2. Yes, it's a really nice piece of walnut. I started that body a long time ago, I think I could have made a better ot more interesting shape, but that seemed OK then...
  3. Another small update - made the pick guard. Rough sawn by hand, shaped to the line on the spindle, hand beweled by rotary tool and sanded a bit. I'll polish it before assembly.
  4. A small update - drilled the pocket for the neck screws, and preparing to mark and cut the fret slots. It's a wrong way to do it, but this was originally supposed to be a fretless. Also, reduced the pick guard to cover less of the surface.
  5. Thanks! I started out trying to remove the problematic parts of the body, but it kinda morphed to more carving than I had planned. For this guitar, I'm planing a aluminium top, 1mm thick, engraved with acid and current if I manage that. I have limited experience with that, I just engraved my signature on a knife I made a few years ago, but this would be significantly larger. The oval shape in the bridge area could be a raised portion of the top, perhaps shaped quite differently, still toying with that idea, alternative being just plain flat top. Neck will have the usual 4.5 deg in any case. Please chime in with any ideas for making a slight curve of the top other that an english wheel
  6. Thanks! Did some more sanding and planed out the tenon, pup cavities etc...
  7. Well roughed in the back carve last night, waiting on the bass body to cure. Added a bit more scoop to the back side of the cutout, pics later.
  8. Some more progress on the old projects - one coat of homemade oil mix on the back of the bass neck. Masked the edges of the fboard to stop the seeping trough as I want to dye the fb black in the next steps. Also, final coat of lacquer on the body, this one a bit more diluted for better flow. Also, another LP body out of the storage - this one had quite a few cracks, so I changed the back to get rid of most of them. The rest I have filled with CA, and started the carve. The neck for this is almost done, so shouldn't be a too long build.
  9. I can't take credit for that - I've seen it done in a shop I was frequenting a long time ago - they did all their non-MOP dots that way. Even the punches were shop made. They actually were regularly making some of their tooling in-house, some of that must have seeped over to me. Yes, lenses do funny things - I think I actually saw a guitar that was made like that, giant headstock shape for body and a small body shape for a headstock
  10. Yesterday I spent some time sanding the joint, and drilled glued and leveled the side dots and the fb markers. Couldn't find any mop dots, I was sure I still had some in stock, so I used a 6mm leather punch to cut some from a strip of white binding. Looks nice to me. So, fretting is next.
  11. 2 shop sessions later, I have shaped and glued the neck in. Tenon needed some adjustment, but so far so good. Perhaps it would have been easier to install the side dots and fret it before gluing it in, but It shouldn't make that much difference...
  12. Thanks!!! I started thicknessing the slope on the back of the neck when my router stopped working again... Decided to just go ahead and use chisel, saw and file. Also, managed to plane the taper of the neck on one side. Hope to manage the other side tomorrow, so I can start shaping it.
  13. Here's where I'm at now - glued the fretboard last night, should saw off the taper of the neck next, and fine fit the tenon.
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