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How We Build a Bass: a pictorial building diary, page 3.

page 1. glueing and cutting out the body.
page 2. body routing and starting the neck.
page 3. neck, part 2.
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page 4. neck, part 3.
page 5. neck, part 4, starting the neck pocket.
page 6. finishing the neck pocket, glueing the neck in.
page 7. side dots, radiusing the fingerboard, frets.
page 8. frets, part 2, a closer look at the radiusing jig.
page 9. shaping the neck and carving the heel.
page 10. the pickups, fret dressing and crowning, done!

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Next step is to glue the fingerboard on. I place a masking tape over the rod before applying glue. The tape will of course not stay in place

Here are some necks waiting for fingerboard glueing:

From the "waste" of the body blank, i made cool pickup covers:

some other projects in the works:

fingerboard glueing now - here we go. The neck is laid in the glueing press and some glue (titebond) is applied and spread:


Then the masking tape that prevents glue getting in the truss rod channel is removed:

the fingerboard is placed (note the nail acting as an index pin - there's another one at the otehr end of the board):

The glueing press closed and to be fastened:

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