Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Building the bass case

Chris plays the bass in a band. When he goes to gigs or open mic nights he was always worried about banging up his instrument because he only had a soft case. So he decided to build a new one that would be a bit more durable. 

He used spalted maple from the property as well as some cherry that he had purchased previously. Then he cut foam to perfectly cradle the bass. 

Carefully cut to fit
 Obviously he couldn't have blue foam as his interior so he passed it over to me to cover with fabric.
In the work room
I bought some dark grey fleece with a nice feel to it and started figuring out how to make it adhere to the wood and foam. Glue. Lots of glue.
The cat helped
It took a little while to get it all glued and assembled because I had to weight it down and let it dry before moving on to the next segment.
"Sure it's not a cat bed? No? Okay, I'll help weigh it down."
More glue...
 The interior came out pretty nice and now Chris is doing final fitting on the lid and decorative trim.
Much better than blue foam.
I admit to concern that the glue won't hold up to repeated ins and outs but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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