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

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

Post by drbass » 15 Jul 2017, 17:31

Classic5 wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 17:05
Twins in progress :p

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Watch out, Ivan's on a roll ;)

Where did the second one come from?

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

Post by Classic5 » 15 Jul 2017, 17:39

If you leave them long enough they actually multiply 8/

Also have a few not so common features in mind. Watch this space.......but beware, the pace is so slow it may just put you to sleep. Definitely making these things with lots of TLC.

BTW, I saw your spalted top body today. Tooooo nice :thumbup:
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by BOSS302BASS » 15 Jul 2017, 18:10

drbass wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 17:31
Classic5 wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 17:05
Twins in progress :p

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Watch out, Ivan's on a roll ;)

Where did the second one come from?

Of course you have - can't wait to see and hear the twins!

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Michael

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

Post by Classic5 » 22 Jul 2017, 23:26

Didn't manage to get to the workshop today :(

BUT I have been playing around with some different grain highlighting options over the last week and may end up using a Feast & Watson spirit based wood tint, over a clear thin coat of sanding sealer.

One coat of Japan Black made this piece of ash look like a burnt steak.
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But after some light sanding.......sweet :)
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by ozrider » 23 Jul 2017, 00:29

Hey Ivan, looks great, will you just clear coat it or add some colour?

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

Post by drbass » 23 Jul 2017, 07:21

Hi Ivan,

I need a little more detail here - looks like this is much less labour-intensive (or messy) than what I'm doing at the moment :) .

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

Post by Classic5 » 23 Jul 2017, 11:04

ozrider wrote:
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Hey Ivan, looks great, will you just clear coat it or add some colour?
One of the bodies will have a tint in a colour yet to be determined, while the other will fade from dark edges to clear in the middle. That's the current plan anyway.
drbass wrote:
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Hi Ivan,

I need a little more detail here - looks like this is much less labour-intensive (or messy) than what I'm doing at the moment :)
Michael, I've been watching some furniture restoration video’s lately and thought I'd try some different grain highliting options to see what works best. I tried the timbermate filler and this spirit based stain. I haven't tried the oil based stains yet.

The spirit based stain was definitely simpler and cleaner than the timbermate filler. The method was basically to sand the timber, use the wire brush to remove dust from pores, apply a thin coat of clear sanding sealer as I was worried that the stain might absorb too deep into the wood, apply one coat of stain with a cloth....wiping off the excess. Let it dry for a few days and then a light sand with some 240. Lets compare notes when we next meet up in Croydon.

I just hope all of this plays well with the final nitro coat :shrug:.........further testing needed.
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by narcdor » 23 Jul 2017, 13:07

I like the before and the after, for different things. I like it all!
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by Classic5 » 27 Aug 2017, 23:09

Dot markers or no dot markers?.......so many decisions to make :hmm

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

Post by drbass » 27 Aug 2017, 23:14

I like a clean board ...
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by narcdor » 28 Aug 2017, 07:51

Depends how 'standard' you want it to look, there's really not much practical application for dot markers on the face of the board for me. Only useful to show someone on stage what you're playing if they're in the wrong key etc!
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by cackland » 28 Aug 2017, 13:01

drbass wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 23:14
I like a clean board ...
Agree!
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by Classic5 » 28 Aug 2017, 15:49

That settles it then......I'm going dots :ninja:
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Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Post by SneakyJak » 28 Aug 2017, 16:06

No dots and let the wood be the feature

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

Post by Classic5 » 28 Aug 2017, 16:41

I'm going to go with dots on this one, the reason being I'm after a "Classic" look. It just didn't look "Classic" without the dots when you take into account the final finish with pickguard, burst etc.

Sorry guys, going against the consensus this time. Now off to make some 6mm black clay dots :yep
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