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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".

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Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:05pm

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.

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:08pm

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.

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:09pm

The headstock was cut from oak. It is split to fit the machine heads.

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:11pm

Drilling the holes for the machine heads

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:15pm

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,

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:16pm

Both neck and headstock are glued together. The string through the hole presses both parts together.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on December 19, 2010 at 7:27pm

Thats a mortise and tenon joint...around these parts the Amish use that same joint when they build barns.

Comment by Ted Crocker on December 19, 2010 at 7:38pm

Very good start, this will be nice!

 

Thanks for posting this.

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 19, 2010 at 7:48pm

Threading the blank rod

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on December 22, 2010 at 4:27pm

Sanding the oak neck. Did I mention I hate sanding?

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