March 31st. 2019
Dave's Wal Bass

This is a Wal bass owned by Dave F. This thing he bought used in its present condition, and it came to him from living in a storage fascility in Arizona. The previous owner dried it out profusely, and it came to me with severe shrinkage, peeling, delamination, as well as the useage wear that Dave wishes we clean up with the refinish. After a long period of slow re-humidification, alot of the wood came back and close to its original position. These first photos show it after humidification.

We begin the glue and clamping process. This is going to be done in many stages. I am trying to get the sections of movement done one set at a time, but some of the area is pretty large. The contours and need of a solid press makes some of the clamping logistics quite tricky, but thats gluing for ya! Joint pressure is never straight forward and sometimes you have to get fancy. These arent too bad...

More to come!