Strat Build With Cnc Timelapse

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  1. ejendres

    ejendres New Member

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    Anyone want to see me make a strat?







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    Fretboard milled
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    Brass nuts machined:
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    Truss rod and nuts fit nicely
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    Glued up
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    Frets pressed in
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    Neck released from the blank
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    Rough carved
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    Body cleaned up
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    Sanded to 220 and sent off for some Surf Green Nitro
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  2. Diceguitars

    Diceguitars New Member

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    Looks great ! Did you write the program yourself ? And what software are you using. I am just starting in on using a CNC. Definitely a bit of a learning curve.
     
  3. Diceguitars

    Diceguitars New Member

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    Also love the brass nuts in the neck !
     
  4. ejendres

    ejendres New Member

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    Yeah. I did all the CAD modeling in SolidWorks and the CAM in Fusion 360.

    I work as an engineer so the learning curve was a little less steep for me than it might be for some but there are a lot of more basic programs for writing toolpaths that are really straight forward.
     
  5. Diceguitars

    Diceguitars New Member

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    Well sounds like you did beat the learning curve a bit. As I say I am just starting the CNC process. Up till now I have been using templates , bandsaw and such. Allot of hand work. Would just like to make the process a tad bit easier. Just a hobby but fun. At this point I am using Vetric V Carve , it is ok for now but will look to do something else in the future.
     
  6. Jonny Cumbo

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    It's interesting to see you've inserted brss nuts into the neck. None of my Fender bass necks have nuts in the neck and the Fender Jazz copy I built last year didn't have them, so the neck screws just go through the body and screw straight into wood. I suppose this means that you use bolts to hold the neck to the body? Have you done this before and do you get more neck stability?
     
  7. ejendres

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    I just prefer machine screws to wood screws. I don't have to worry about damaging the wood by pulling the neck on/off multiple times.
     
  8. ejendres

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    Shes alive

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