Z-Poxy + Shellac + Wipe on Poly

So here’s what I’m doing. Since the redwood is so soft I figured I’d make it a little stronger. I’m using zpoxy to fill pores and to act as a sealer. It cures super hard. Then I put three coats of shellac on it so the wipe on poly can adhere. So far there are…

Jormugandr Lives

This bass sounds incredible… Thanks a ton to Joel Grant of Grant Guitars in Fountain Valley CA for the fretwork and setup. He does the best work and is a super knowledgeable guy. None of these pictures have any filters on them. Without further ado… …I give you Jormugandr.

Ifrit’s Neck Pocket pt. 2

So I used the templates stacked to route the neck pocket, which turned out nice and snug. Mapped out the tunin holes- I’m only using three of the four since I messed up on one badly . But it shouldn’t be a problem. This thing will hold together with two at a minimum. I realized…

Ifrit’s Neck Pocket pt. 1

Not too much going on. I figured I’d map out the neck pocket before I hollow out anything. Ill only be clearing out a 0.24 in pocket because the redwood top is so thick. Once I make the pocket then ill hog out the chambers and try to make it as roomy as possible.

Ifrit’s Chamber Layout

This is going to be an exciting build. I feel a lot more confident using my little router too. So I cleaned up the sides and rounded the bottom. There are still some rough areas but they’ll get worked out later. The pickups I’ve chosen to work with this semi hollow body are the Supermassive…

Neck Done + First Coat

The back on this bass has such depth. It’s kinda mesmerizing. Anyhow the neck is done and the first coat is applied. I only intend on doing around 3-4 thin coats just for some protection. When it’s finished ill bolt it all up and well hear some first sounds.

Neck Carving and Final Coats

Final coat is on the body. Gonna wait a few days then gonna wet sand using micro mesh up to 12000. Then gonna let it sit and polish with finesse it II and a hand glaze. Also finalized the volute and carve of the neck. Tonight ill knock the center down to size and final…

First Coat of Tru-Oil

Shaped the final laminates for the headstock but rather than carving the neck I decided to final sand the body and apply the first coat of oil. This oil is great. Really easy to apply and easy to get a nice high gloss or sheen depending on what you prefer. I opted to not fill…