German Carve Routing Bit?

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German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby 101Volts » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 am

Which bits could I use to make the dropoff of a german carve on a Mosrite inspired guitar? Thanks.

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby chad3006 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:11 pm

I've used a 1/2" cove bit (with a bearing guide) and hand carved the rest, but I've been tempted to try an Ogee bit for the upper part of the bouts to see how that would work, but I've never tried it.

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby 101Volts » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:14 pm

Thanks a lot!

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby MWaldorf » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:14 pm

FWIW, I've managed a pretty good carve with a 3.5" ogee bit.
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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby 101Volts » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:50 am

MWaldorf wrote:FWIW, I've managed a pretty good carve with a 3.5" ogee bit.


Thanks Mel, I think I'll order one!

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby panther » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:32 am

I've read this question several times over the course of being a member here, and have seen several recommendations on how to achieve the German Carve.
BUT I have never heard How Mosrite did it ?

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby 101Volts » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:37 am

panther wrote:I've read this question several times over the course of being a member here, and have seen several recommendations on how to achieve the German Carve.
BUT I have never heard How Mosrite did it ?

Dan


Dan, I'd like to know this too.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby GattonFan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:15 pm

You might check out some of the old posts by EF Elliott. He’s an ex-Mosrite guy and I believe has shown how he does the body carve in some of his builds.
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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby 101Volts » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:48 am

I recall them, they're good references and it's nice to see the pics are still up:

Main topic:

http://mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1581

Routing the Bodies (and using the router to start the carve: )

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1563

Carving the rest:

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1566

Also, as far as a 3.5 Ogee bit goes, I got multiple results in Google. Is this is the one we're talking about ?

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That one seems awful wide to me. Maybe something more like the one on the left here (just shown for the shape, not the size?)

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1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: German Carve Routing Bit?

Postby 101Volts » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:49 am

Perhaps I should have been more specific; I was referring to the bit for a Mark V model. A Cove bit isn't shaped right. The Mark V seems to need a very specific Ogee bit that looks more like this, I don't think this one is quite right though:

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https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Carbide-DC ... 1%2F2+ogee

This is a 2-1/4 and I think I need a 2-1/2. I'm not sure if I need a 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch shank.

- Austin
1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI


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