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I wasn't happy with the router pattern for the neck pocket, it was a bit to wide. So I glued in a veneer and made a new one.

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 I have rounded the edge of the body with the router.

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 And the routed the neck pocket.

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Yesterday I started with profiling the neck. And I made a mistake. I went a bit too deep near the headstock and made a tiny hole above the nut of the truss rod. And after calling out some not so nice words to The Lord that I won't repeat here I glued a piece of veneer on it.

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Today I finished the profile and it turned out ok. Yes, the veneer is visible, but it's on the back of the neck and won't affect the playability.

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Every time I pick up the bass I'll be reminded that I'm not perfect. Although I'm pretty close.

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Knocked in the frets today. It's starting to look like a neck now,

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Coming along nicely @marcel.

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Today I celebrated my 66th birthday by working on the frets. Rounded the edges, leveled, recrowned and polished the frets.

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 And then put in the side dots.

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Happy Birthday Marcel.

 

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Posted by: @marcel

Every time I pick up the bass I'll be reminded that I'm not perfect. Although I'm pretty close.

 

Marcel, just the thickness of a veneer away from perfection ….

 

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@marcel 

Today I celebrated my 66th birthday by working on the frets. 

Happy birthday Marcel, what better way to spend a birthday.


   
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Happy Birthday @marcel.

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So after a long winter break I've returned to my little shed to work a little on the bass again.

Routed the neck pocket and drilled some holes.

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  Routed the pick up cavity and drilled holes for the pots.

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 And drilled the holes for the neck screws.

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A little mock up of what it will look like.

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I've finally got myself back out to my shed too, also building a bass. Since we've had the heating installed I'm more reluctant to go out to the shed in crap weather lol


   
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