Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Adam, Apr 25, 2014.
Did the metal flake coat on Teddy's RG7621 body and headstock.
Buffed out the first Nautilus body.
If I planned this out properly, this will make 6 neck blanks. 3 6 string, 2 7 string, and 1 8 string. Woods are rock maple and bubinga.
WOW!!!! 6 neck blanks!!!! 0.0 Cool
That's cool! You're going to flatten the top surfaces of the necks with the CNC I guess?
Yeah but only because the thickness sander is down right now.
The six stock guitars bodies' are moving along nicely. Only the top of the last two left to route.
Started these two today, the 8 will be 29.4" scale with a Hipshot bridge and a roasted birdseye maple fretboard. The extra 6 will be a 25.5" scale build with a Graphtech Resomax TOM.
These two are fully routed now and in the process of being sanded. These 6 are a ton of work, but hopefully will be all worth it in the end.
Got home around 12:30am after roughing in the 6 neck blanks.
Had a little blowout on one that I had to repair, but no problem there.
Today I did the finishing pass and profile pass on the 6 necks then routed the truss rod slot.
They're now ready for fretboards.
That's soo cool!
can you describe in more detail the process? CNC tool (photo)? program?
I don't think I need to say much on this one...
Though I will say there's still a few things I need to do before I can string it up, like finish the fret job. Nothing really major though.
Slotted 5 of the 6 fretboards today. I'll have to make a template for the 29.4" scale length.
Glued one of the fretboards on. This stock guitar will be a 6 string with a Graphtech Resomax TOM. The fretboard under all the clamps is roasted birdseye maple.
Oh, and I'm a Certified SolidWorks Associate as of this morning, took the exam before heading to the shop.
Oh) SolidWorks, serious approach to business.
CNC tool (photo)?
So you're switching to Solidworks now?
What were you using before, and for which reasons did you switch?
No, I only have SolidWorks as an educational version, can't use it to make money. I would love to use it, but it's ridiculously expensive to purchase.
Would you say it's "better" than Rhino?
Absolutely. It's better than Rhino in every possible way.
This one is starting to look like a guitar already!
Next fretboard glued up.
Side dots and face dots done on this one.
I wish I could pump out stuff that fast...
face dots materyal?
you buy dots or made yourself?
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