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  • Birthday 04/27/1990

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    Nanaimo, BC
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    Guitars, making them, muscle cars

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  1. Thatd be great, but she doesnt dig the fender style bodies
  2. Hi, im back, doubt any of you remember me Anyways, Im wanting to build (not make) my girlfriend a new bass. I was looking at warmoth.com, but it seems like a lot of trouble to order from them (and expensive!) I was looking for a nice bass body and a beautiful neck to make her a nice custom and since Im out of school, I cannot make the parts my self So, post what you got and we may be able to work out a deal! Thanks
  3. Did i miss something or is there a reason you used a jigsaw instead of a bandsaw? Cool shape, but yeah, deffinatly join those pointy parts on a bit better. Ive made many prototypes in school since gr.9...still havent got it the way i want so i havent bothered finishing any. The one im on now is very promising and I took these guys' tips and made a new neck after they gave me many reasons to and im glad i listened to them. These guys are usually right, so listen well
  4. I honestly appreciate all the comments....atleast when it effs up, Ill know the reasoning behind it...I'll keep with this neck until I know the project is a success, so then i can plan a new neck our for it. THANKS A LOT GUYS
  5. id be better of making a whole new neck then...ive messed way to many necks up by trying to steam them off...I tested it today though and it seems to be working fine, the channel doesnt seem THAT big
  6. Too late Jay hahah I know I should have done a bit more research, but we wrapped it up real good so it won't rattle...I havent had to adjsut one yet so maybe ill be lucky and not have to ever :D
  7. yeah it is a scarf joint I've seen other people make trussrods like the one i made....I also bought a neck off ebay, took the fretboard off and it was the same style so I guess if my neck warps and the truss rod snaps, im SOL
  8. Deceiving to the eyes, but it's actually a two piece body too.
  9. it was ment to be a neck thru, but the router bit slid up while routing the truss rod slot and it ate through it.
  10. Hey, just started this new project, my friend from school is also helping out. Enjoy Here's the rough body with the fretboard (Ripped the fretboard from the neck blank http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...oject/Mock3.jpg Truss Rod...not sure how this will work out but yeah http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...oject/Mock6.jpg Scarf http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...oject/Mock4.jpg Heel Shaping http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...ct/raspheel.jpg Rough Volute (First ever atempt) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar.../raspvolute.jpg Volute Sanding http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...utesanding2.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...lutesanding.jpg Finished volute http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...eckprofile3.jpg Neck shaping http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...jwendespoke.jpg Finished http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...eckprofile2.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...ject/volute.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...neckprofile.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...eckprofile4.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/Mar...roject/test.jpg To start the volutes off, we held the neck against an oscilating spindle sander to get the right shape, then rasped from there. I'm thinking of all gold hardware for this and am currently looking for a BC Rich Quad bridge. After 2 weeks of work in the schools shop, we are near completing the neck. We are either going to veneer the headstock or just paint it due to the glue line. Whata' ya think?
  11. I'm looking for a good condition black or gold Quad bridge for my project. I have paypal, post here if interested, thanks!
  12. you might be able to use some maple colored filler to fill that knot?
  13. Does anyone go a pre slotted fretboard with any scale and any amount of frets? I have paypal so yeah, post pics and we'll discuss it.
  14. dude this is tempting....ill get back to you later on tonight
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