Most intense moment, gluing on the neck. Did I use enough glue? Are the clamps tight enough? Too tight? Is the neck level? Is it flat against the body? Rrrrrr. I think it's OK. I used curved blocks on the fingerboard again. Also, you can see the 1/2" hole I drilled in the side for the guitar cord jack. It goes into one of the control cavities.
On the bottom, the clamps sit on a piece of wood I drilled to let the dowel pins and excess glue through:
I needed to string the guitar to check bridge height, check for buzzing strings, nut height, so I installed the machines by pressing the machine bushings in with a vise, then screwing on the gear plate assemblies. Here it is strung!
Here is the truss rod nut cover, made from a scrap of inlayed fingerboard. There is a wood screw under the top inlayed circle to hold it on.
The mahogany control knobs:
Here is the finished bass, with linseed oil finish. The oil beautifully brought out the grain of the mahogany. Yay! Now I just have to learn to play it.