Monthly Archives: February 2012

From the Yard…

Open Up


This is how it begins…I’ve selected the mahogany, and the top plate of walnut. Today I spent the afternoon resawing, and jointing and general prep work necessary for a successful glue up. I found a piece of walnut with the most figure out of the stack I had to choose from. One of the most exciting moments in woodworking for me is opening up a freshly resawn plank. This piece of walnut once open showed the years of strain and struggle as a branch was extending from the trunk, just another mouth to feed in other words. I’m excited about the wood I’ve prepared, and with the mahogany currently in clamps,  I’m off to a good start.


Kill the Treble…

This is the first of hopefully many posts about making bass guitars. I’ve decided to provided insight on the purpose of this journey on the “about” page. My first bass is a 4 string, with a Honduras mahogany core, and a walnut top. The finger board is wenge, followed by a headstock veneer of either walnut, or zebra wood. The work will be done as I can get to it, so day 1 to-day 2 might be a week apart, hopefully not but just so you know. Happy Thumping!