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carpmanjake

a popper question...

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i am currently working on a bass popper. i have it all sanded and stuff. how do i make the cup (for the pop)? i dont have any fancy tools... any ideas?

(it is made of basswood btw)

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without fancy tools you could use a cheap ball rasp and a vise i guess. would be pretty tough to get it all centered but not impossible. keyword ''rasp file'' if your unsure what it is. after the cup is bored just angle cut it to the best angle for the pop you want, or not at all. good luck and congrats on the elite.

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Jake, Here are a couple of things to try for a concave popper face. If you have a drill, get the ball rasp or rotary file mentioned above, clamp the drill to a bench and hold the popper to carve it out. It's best to hollow the face before carving the body-gives you more to hang on to. Be careful as you can carve your fingers just as easy as the wood if you slip. Another idea is to get a wood dowel and file the end convex, then glue sandpaper to it and work the popper on it until you hollow it out. It will take a while but it will be easy to control and you wont hurt yourself. Basswood is nice and soft so it should work quite well.

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