PaulRowntree wrote:Alex, instead of having a series of steps to round the outside edges, what about using a large number of radial fluting toolpaths? It would certainly reduce the cleanup sanding required.
PaulRowntree wrote:Here is how I think it might work. It would require a bit more thinking around the neck, but I think it is do-able.
I drew a line extending from the inside of your stepped profiles , past the outermost step, and continued out for about that distance again. Make it so the outside point is the starting point. Then select this line, and the outer-most profile of the body, and use the Copy Object Along Vector tool, with Align to Vectors to Curve Selected, and give it a large number of vectors to make. For some reason this flips the start point of the created vectors to be on the inside of the guitar. My example had 600, and is not enough to make it smooth. Then group these newly created vectors and use them to make a linear flute toolpath, extending about 2x the depth of the edge you wanted (because it extends about 2x past the edge of the guitar. I tried to make the vectors just the length of the bevelled region but so far no success. If you copy along the inner guitar profile profile VCP gets confused at the sharp corners near the neck.
There are probably clever tricks to trim the vectors to the right length, but I do not know how in VCP.
ilsaarin wrote:Les Paul-type would be great, or some kind of superstrato, like NBS JLN.
When I first looked this thread, I just thought that you are building guitars by yourself. I didn't realize that you sell files! This is something I have been looking for. And If you are going to share one of your designs, you will be the nicest man I know from Brazil!
Finland, (currently -20 degrees celcius )
Doug Mel wrote:Very nice looking guitars on your web site!
Makes me wish I could play!
Thanks for your posts.
galerdude wrote:Hi Alex,
Have been following this thread of yours and am in awe that you are sharing such valuable knowledge with the community. I for one, am appreciative of your efforts. I am unable to choose any one of your great design files. Anything you choose to share with us I feel will be of great benefit to us and a true learning experience on how you achieve what you do thru VCP.
Thank you very much!
ilsaarin wrote:Totally OT: -20 degrees was nothing. This winter record broke last night in north: -42,7 degrees celcius. But today it is around -10.
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