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How We Build a Bass: a pictorial building diary, page 6.

page 1. glueing and cutting out the body.
page 2. body routing and starting the neck.
page 3. neck, part 2.
page 4. neck, part 3.
page 5. neck, part 4, starting the neck pocket.
page 6. finishing the neck pocket, glueing the neck in.
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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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The neck pocket template in place:

The flush cut bit:


neck pocket routed:

preparing to cut the truss rod spoke nut pocket:

the back of the headstock:

the neck heel:

just to see what the bass will look like (bridge and hardware laid in place):

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