Southpa Posted August 10, 2007 Report Share Posted August 10, 2007 I haven't been posting much lately, lots of changes have occurred and I haven't had a lot of time. Well, I manage to make time to report those pesky, spamming parasites. It takes a little patience, a little understanding...and a lotta beatings. I got a new full time job, working for the Feds at the Esquimalt naval base. I push a broom around for a real good wage, full benefits, pension and no mandatory retirement. In essence, I plan to drop dead there. I've been there for about 3 weeks. I have maybe 4 hours worth of real work to do each day and have to stretch it into 8 hrs., no pressure and nobody on my back. So I have lots of time to shoot the breeze with a bunch of real nice and VERY knowledgeable people, quite a few guitar builders, players etc. there actually. I work in the electrical shop, I can get pickups wound there if I want. Anyway, the shortscale bass is out for now, I made a little mistake at trimming the headstock with my table saw and had to render the neck down another 1 1/2", now too short for the 30" scale holly fretboard I already made. I visited the woodshop at work and found a scrap of purpleheart (19-3/8" X6" X 3/8") that I can use for about 3 fretboards and I'll make a neckthru mahogany tremolo strat. Heres a pic of the neck, 1 way truss rod, fillet and holly bass fretboard. You can see that I still have lots of carving to do but I'm in no rush and its turning into a weekend thing. And here is where I went fishing last weekend and here is what I had for dinner a month ago. BTW, I mentioned purpleheart earlier. I saw a block of the wood about 3' long, 2' wide and 1' thick, yes, must've weighed over a hundred lbs. They use the blocks for supporting ships in the drydock, I guess it doesn't float away. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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