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$100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:47 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
Not much to post yet, but I thought I'd get the ball rolling. I should have my materials finalized and accumulated by next weekend.

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:02 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
Bit of Accounting really quick for the parts I ordered today:

Nut: $6.00
Tuning Machines: $20.00

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
Got me some wood! $8 for 16 feet (I wont use all of that).

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:29 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
I've always wondered why there wasn't much of a market for this stuff. I think it'd make a great PineCaster.

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:22 am
by Jason Rodgers
I like the streaks! My folks are next door in Idaho and they regularly get beetle-kill pine for firewood. If there was a market for this stuff, there would be plenty (unfortunately)!

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:16 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
My hope is that perhaps this build will create a bit of a market for it. I'm not sure how common this stuff is outside of the mountain west, but I love the figure. I may use some green streaked poplar for the neck as well...still brewing on that one.

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:55 pm
by Eddie McRae
I really like that wood. I use 100 year+ heart pine alot of times for T-Type builds. I've actually just finished up with one this past week....just waiting on it to cure. I've also used a highly-highly figured hickory for alot of tops which is another unorthodox wood. Point is, I'm kinda partial to breaking away from the mainstream and trying out different woods so I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:32 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
I'm looking forward to it too...but full disclaimer. I have started a few projects, but have yet to finish one. So this may turn out to be "by comity"

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:48 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
I've made quite a bit of progress, but had a surgery this last week and it looks like i'm taking myself out of the competition. No way I can work diligently enough to get this done. I'll post when it's done.

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:25 am
by Matthew Lau
Best wishes.

Heal fast!