Sneaky's random builds log

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 17 Jun 2017, 19:53

Classic5 wrote:Great to catch up with you today Pete. Here’s a couple of interesting shots.

My workspace vs Pete’s workspace

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In my defence ... 4 builds vs 1 ... that's my argument and I'm sticking to it.

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Some figure coming out
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Working on the transition to headstock
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And routed the neck pocket on the 36"
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 17 Jun 2017, 21:21

All looking great, Pete. Almost came in today but decided to "suffer" at home with rasping, filing, sanding.

Neck's almost done now, and body shaping is about half way. I know, still need to do a couple of routing sessions ... . The spalted timber is crazy to work with, some sections crumble when you look at them. Lots of CA.

Safe trip back, and catch up next time.
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- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, "Red Baron" 5, Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 26 Jun 2017, 19:28

Parts !!! so I can measure neck width now and work out string height and neck angle

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 27 Aug 2017, 15:15

Initial carving on the 36" 6 string ... haven't figured what bridge I'm going to use so I've left the bottom untouched for the moment.

Once the neck is glued on I'll further refine the carve.

Routed for xtender pickups


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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 27 Aug 2017, 16:10

Where've you been, Pete?

Looks great!
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, "Red Baron" 5, Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 27 Aug 2017, 19:48

Is that two different woods on the body Pete? Love the shape :cool:
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 27 Aug 2017, 19:59

Dual density approach ... 😄
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, "Red Baron" 5, Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by narcdor » 27 Aug 2017, 20:25

Makes it easier to find the centre line!
B: Fender Mustangs, Narcdor Precision, Lindsey Precision, Nash Jazz, Framus Star Bass, EBMM Stingray
A: O'Neill B15 copy, Mesa Walkabout, Ampeg Repro 15, Fender Neo 15
FX: TC Electronic clip on tuner and lotsa fuzz

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 28 Aug 2017, 07:18

It's all alder, just happens to be very different colours.

I was thinking of not painting it a solid colour which was the original idea and instead artificially aging it and just spraying a clear coat. Rat rod style I guess

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 29 Sep 2017, 21:53

Not far off completely my acoustic wenge neck on ziricote looks better than I thought it would


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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 30 Sep 2017, 06:38

Coffee table much :poke: ;) .

LOVE the moon ebony board, definitely an area (boards) I need to look into a little more. Looks great, Pete, and looking forward to catching up early November.

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Michael
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- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 30 Sep 2017, 07:59

drbass wrote:
30 Sep 2017, 06:38
Coffee table much :poke: ;) .

LOVE the moon ebony board, definitely an area (boards) I need to look into a little more. Looks great, Pete, and looking forward to catching up early November.

Regards,
Michael
It is a bit of an experiment so it could well turn out to be a wall hanging.

The pale moon ebony was pretty hard to find or at least a piece I liked. And I agonised over if it was “to much” with the ziricote body still not sure. it was glued on yesterday so it’s there now

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 30 Sep 2017, 15:52

THAT fretboard looks fantastic. You have a great eye for amazing wood Pete :cool:
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 06 Oct 2017, 16:56

7 tops ready to go ... I have four sepelle bodies ready for tops and an American cherry body to I need to mill.

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Fretboard glued and measuring up for the bridge which is ziricote on wenge to tie it all in.

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Started carving the neck should have some photos by Sunday of the finished product

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 08 Oct 2017, 14:56

So slightly embarrassing moment ... I have been working on a 30” build prototype for a while. I had started with and EVH Wolfgang template as a starting point.

As a reminder
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As it turns out Mr Scott Whitely appears to have done exactly the same

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So back to the drawing board for me. I started with my single cut 36” design template and modified it and ended up with something that looks like the love child of my 36” (which was based on my ritter) and a Carl Thompson. A Ritter/Thompson hybrid I guess

I’ve got some American Cherry so I’ll start the prototype next week but here’s my new 30” design ... thoughts? I’ve been agonising over the proportions
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