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In this blog I document the build of a Bass with a big Resonator, which was a aluminium lampshade before. It's diameter is about 16"(!), the cone has a height of about 5.5".
The top and the bottom have been cut from thick plywood, about 0.3mm. I drew the shape on a PC and cut the form on a lasercutter. The picture shows the tanning. On the inside it's Curry, at the border it's coffee.
This picture shows the fitting of the lampshade resonator cone into the top. The cone will be hooked up to the top with threads. The reso cover plate was a former cooking bowl lid.
The headstock was cut from oak. It is split to fit the machine heads.
Drilling the holes for the machine heads
The neck was slotten with a hand mill. It has got a stud that fits into the slot of the headstock. Into that stud a nut was placed to hold the truss rod. Into that same hole a dowel was fit to strengthen the connection to the headstock,
Both neck and headstock are glued together. The string through the hole presses both parts together.
Thats a mortise and tenon joint...around these parts the Amish use that same joint when they build barns.
Very good start, this will be nice!
Thanks for posting this.
Threading the blank rod
Sanding the oak neck. Did I mention I hate sanding?
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