slashin_velvet's 1st full build

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by drbass » 24 Feb 2018, 16:23

slashin_velvet wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 16:19
I'm using a template router bit with a bearing, unfortunately it was the template slippibg which caused the issues. It's relatively small, and I'll live with it if the filling doesn't work
Right.

Pete (a.k.a. sneakyjak) brought to my attention template bits with a very shallow depth which means once I’m 4-5 mm in I can get rid of the template altogether - the original rout is now the “template”.

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by slashin_velvet » 24 Feb 2018, 18:29

I wish I'd had such a bit today :(

I think I've saved it....it's not a major issue

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by SneakyJak » 24 Feb 2018, 18:51

slashin_velvet wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 18:29
I wish I'd had such a bit today :(

I think I've saved it....it's not a major issue
I have a 1/8 and 1/4 inch

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by slashin_velvet » 25 Feb 2018, 13:33

So I agree with Sneakys comments from another thread - neck pockets are much more tricky than pickup routes :crazy:

I probably was a little ambitious for a first build having an odd shape neck end - but hey, why make this easy :p

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by drbass » 25 Feb 2018, 13:39

Looking great!
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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by narcdor » 25 Feb 2018, 15:18

First build, you’re killing me here, that looks amazing!
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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by basshack » 25 Feb 2018, 15:38

Davin that's awesome.
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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by SneakyJak » 25 Feb 2018, 15:53

Absolutely killing it. Geez we have some talented builders on this forum.

Too much to go wrong on neck pocket alignment not to mention fit. Neck through is much easier

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by Classic5 » 25 Feb 2018, 17:46

Wow.....you're really pounding through this at a cracking pace. Terrific progress.....and +1 for that terrific fretboard wood :thumbup:
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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by slashin_velvet » 27 Feb 2018, 08:39

Thanks for all the kind words guys - really appreciate how supportive this place is. Rear rout is also done. Was probably the one thing I was least confident in doing until i'd worked out my approach. Just needed patience to sketch and carve out all my templates first.

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Battery in place
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The large cover will be screwed in with the small battery cover being magnetised for easy access.
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The large cover's colour is a little off, so Ill need to oil that one a bit more than the rest to try and disguise the variation in grain direction.

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by Classic5 » 27 Feb 2018, 09:08

Looking great......however it would be nice to try and get the grain going in the same direction. Would look like less of a patchwork, unless that's the look you're going for. :2c:

It's just a cover though, and you could always make another later if you wanted to. Although the way it is somehow bothers me.......which is something I'm learning about myself via the bass building process.

The main body looks fantastic :cool:
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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by slashin_velvet » 27 Feb 2018, 09:14

Classic5 wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 09:08
Looking great......however it would be nice to try and get the grain going in the same direction. Would look like less of a patchwork, unless that's the look you're going for. :2c:

It's just a cover though, and you could always make another later if you wanted to. Although the way it is somehow bothers me.......which is something I'm learning about myself via the bass building process.

The main body looks fantastic :cool:
Yeh I agree with you. Luckily I still have enough off cuts to make another cover.

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by drbass » 27 Feb 2018, 11:34

Great router work there but I have to agree: either a perfect match (basically looking like it's the same piece of timber, or very close), or contrast (that's why I use off cuts from the top, or scraps from previous builds). Or (as Pete a.k.a. slow learner suggested) go black plastic - generic but inoffensive and easy to work with.

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by SneakyJak » 27 Feb 2018, 14:01

I’ve been thinking about brass as back plates. I’ve been watching clickspring on YouTube lately and it looks nice to work with and I like the look.

I was also thinking about engraving a logo in it because I keep getting asked about headstoct logos and I kind of don’t want one. And I like the idea teaching myself to hand engraving metal.

Probably should think of a logo design

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Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Post by Classic5 » 27 Feb 2018, 14:26

SneakyJak wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 14:01
Probably should think of a logo design
I like that idea Pete :yep
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