$100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

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$100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:47 pm

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.
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Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:02 pm

Bit of Accounting really quick for the parts I ordered today:

Nut: $6.00
Tuning Machines: $20.00
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Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm

Got me some wood! $8 for 16 feet (I wont use all of that).
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Wyoming "Bug Wood" or Beetle Killed Pine. The Beetle introduces a fungus that causes the blue streaking.
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Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:29 pm

I've always wondered why there wasn't much of a market for this stuff. I think it'd make a great PineCaster.
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Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Postby Jason Rodgers » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:22 am

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)!
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:16 pm

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

Postby Eddie McRae » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:55 pm

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

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:32 pm

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

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:48 pm

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

Postby Matthew Lau » Sun May 27, 2012 2:25 am

Best wishes.

Heal fast!
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