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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 15 Nov 2017, 12:47
by BOSS302BASS
The entrance to the rabbithole... 8/
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Come inside if you dare :twisted: :lol:

I just happened to be sitting outside in the carpark having a snack .......looked like the perfect photo opportunity :D
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Make sure you bring popcorn so you can leave a trail to find your way out!
Ivan the bass is looking incredible. Like the outline for the pickguard, it really suits the body. Looking forward to its completion. Hopefully before I split!

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 19:26
by Classic5
Thought I'd post a mini update.

Yes I now understand the therapeutic benefits of sanding, sanding and sanding. I feel strangely calm.

Working on the outside edges of the body:

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And as the sun sets it's starting to look quite nice indeed:

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Hopefully heading into the workshop at MSGM tomorrow to keep the momentum going :yep

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 19:49
by narcdor
Not bloody bad for a first effort

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 20:04
by Classic5
narcdor wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 19:49
Not bloody bad for a first effort
Thanks Nick. The credit definitely goes to Dave and Rob who have an uncanny ability to pull you up before you head off in the wrong direction. So far I'm really pleased with how things are going. I better start practicing so I have something to play when it's done.

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 20:57
by SneakyJak
One thing I’ve learn is this is more patience and attention to details than any great wood working mastery.

Knowing you as I do this build is going to be exceptional

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 21:27
by drbass
Very nice, Ivan!

Workshop tomorrow?

Regards,
Michael

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 08 Dec 2017, 07:17
by Classic5
drbass wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 21:27
Workshop tomorrow?
Regards,
Michael
It's a yes to that Michael, if all goes to plan.
SneakyJak wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 20:57
One thing I’ve learn is this is more patience and attention to details than any great wood working mastery.

Knowing you as I do this build is going to be exceptional
Ok...,I'm feeling the pressure now :lol:

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 20:35
by Classic5
David has applied the first sealer coat and we're ready for some black dye to do the grain enhancing thing......bit nervous about the next step. I may have a go at it tomorrow. Fingers crossed I don't make a total mess of it.

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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 20:03
by SneakyJak
Can’t wait for a demo video

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 20:37
by Classic5
SneakyJak wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 20:03
Can’t wait for a demo video
I'll do my best Pete.......but lately I've been spending more time building than playing, so it will be interesting. As we all know bass is a very unforgiving instrument :eyebrow:

I'll definitely have demo with something nice and simple :yep

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 13 Dec 2017, 18:50
by SneakyJak
Classic5 wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 20:37
SneakyJak wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 20:03
Can’t wait for a demo video
I'll do my best Pete.......but lately I've been spending more time building than playing, so it will be interesting. As we all know bass is a very unforgiving instrument :eyebrow:

I'll definitely have demo with something nice and simple :yep
I’m actually not playing at the moment had to quit my band and playing for the moment. Unfortunately I’m struggling with building as well but I’m more annyoyed about the issue affecting my building more than my playing. It is addictive

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 12:32
by Classic5
Applied some tint yesterday and sanded it back to enhance the grain (had a minor disaster applying tint over the nitro sealer so had to sand it all back start again). Pretty happy with the result this time :yep

After applying tint and before sanding:
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After some light sanding:
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 13:20
by drbass
Already said it looks great, Ivan, really nice. This will be even more “contrasty” once the nitro goes on.

Which tint are you using? I’ve gone back to the drawing board and am comparing three black options : Timbermate (which results in a level surface - it is a grainfiller after all), the black Osmo and a spirt-based stain (I think the one you’re using, Watson and Feast or something like that) which will result in a relief/3D-style finish.

Merry Xmas, Happy Festivus.

Regards,
Michael

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 13:44
by Classic5
drbass wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 13:20
Already said it looks great, Ivan, really nice. This will be even more “contrasty” once the nitro goes on.

Which tint are you using? I’ve gone back to the drawing board and am comparing three black options : Timbermate (which results in a level surface - it is a grainfiller after all), the black Osmo and a spirt-based stain (I think the one you’re using, Watson and Feast or something like that) which will result in a relief/3D-style finish.

Merry Xmas, Happy Festivus.

Regards,
Michael
On this occassion I applied a coat of Feast & Watson sanding sealer with a brush, let it sit overnight and then used a cloth to apply a thin coat of Feast & Watson Prooftint (Japan Black). Rubbing the tint in with the grain. I let the tint sit for about one and a half hours and then sanded it back with 180, then 240.

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 16:58
by ozrider
Looks great Ivan. What colour is it going to end up?