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Finishing The Bass

Finishing The Bass

Instrument Still Under Construction

Instrument Still Under Construction

With construction complete, now the Tundra Boy could move to the finishing stage. The first step in finishing is sanding. A lot of sanding. The big flat areas on the front and back are easy, as he could use the random orbital power sander to flatten and smooth those areas. He started with the front.

Sanding the front of the bass.

Then he flipped the instrument over and used the ROS on the back.

Sanding the back of the bass.

Next was the less enjoyable part, which is doing all the curved areas by hand. And there are a lot of curved areas on a bass.

This is as far as this instrument has come so far. Check back soon as the Tundra Boy makes further progress. Click here to return to the main page for this bass.

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This page last updated on 10/06/2020