One man's trash is another man's trashy Dolphin Nose bass

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50 degrees is great this time of year. I superglued the fret ends and I beveled them with the Don Teeter beveler. I compressed the barbs along the length of the neck with 3 clamps to the workbench. I took a safe edge file and radiused the fret ends to the eased edge to get those sharp points off and then hit it all with 220 grit. I guess it's time to go sand the neck some more and work on other things like a pickguard and body routs.


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I hunted around for some furniture trim washers but only found one. I decided to use the MIC individual neck screw bushings I had on hand. The screws are a bit wider than Fender and shorter which is good for this application. I had marked and remembered this has a truss rod, so the placement had to be outside that. These are metric so I ended up using a 5/8 forstner which provides a centered dent for the neck operation to drill the neck holes.
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To drill the neck holes, I clamped it down and used a smaller diameter screw for pilot holes. I drilled one and installed the screw and bushing. then moved onto another one.
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Once the scale length line was determined, I pushed the saddle up to the top of the bridge. The mounting holes are about 1/4" back, so I measured and drew a second line there. I centered the bridge to the lines and centerline. I marked the holes.
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