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The MaybeRay Build

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And a bit more progress.

I started on the body contours, using the trusty Shinto rasp. I love this thing. Every wooden object around me is going to have a nice round-over when I'm done with it. I've gone for a kind of Ibanez style gentle curve on the belly cut, and a flatter one for the arm cut.

The arm cut is making me nervous because I have to bend the maple cap over it, so it probably won't be as curvy as a real Ray. I really enjoyed this part of the process. I don't seem to have pix, but I added small round-over with the router to the entire rear edge of the body. It looks sophisticated to my eye: sometimes the big round-overs on many basses look a bit generic to me.

Anyway, here are some photos. Frankie has returned to his role as supervisor.

 

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Lets be havin yi, spring has sprung, baffies on an oot n aboot

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Thanks for checking in on me, Dave.

Sadly, my wife is very seriously ill, and I’ve been very taken up with tending to her needs, and dealing with various medical matters.

I’d love to get back into this build as a welcome distraction. Maybe this week..

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Ach trust me 😦, sorry to hear about the Mrs neebur wishing you and your's all the very best 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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9 hours ago, songofthewind said:

my wife is very seriously ill, and I’ve been very taken up with tending to her needs, and dealing with various medical matters.

Best wishes to you both.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Despite what we generally imply on this forum, spouses are more important than basses.

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