First Telecaster Body - Prototype

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First Telecaster Body - Prototype

Postby fredfow3 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:51 pm

Hey all,

First prototype Telecaster body, 99% machine done, save the 1/4" roundover on the edges. Word to the wise, some operations are best left to other tools. The V-Carve and the Shapeoko XL really shone on the pockets and sculpting for the softbody and arm cuts, but I would have been better off rough cutting the body profile on a bandsaw and finish cutting on the Shapeoko. I also could of hogged out some of the cavities with a forstner bit and just done a finish pocket mill on the machine. Way too much time for production.

Fun lesson tho, I need to try on hardwood. I hope finish a other few models soon.

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Telecaster Body - Pine prototype


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Softbody contour


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Arm contour


Cheers,

Fred
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Re: First Telecaster Body - Prototype

Postby ger21 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:04 am

Way too much time for production.


You can't expect a lightweight hobby machine to do heavy production work.

Nice work, btw.
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Re: First Telecaster Body - Prototype

Postby highpockets » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:05 am

Looking good Fred!!!!

CNC machining is great on a lot of things, but it's not a replacement for all other woodworking tools. Sometimes we carried away playing with the new technology in the shop :D :D :D
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Re: First Telecaster Body - Prototype

Postby fredfow3 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:00 am

ger21 wrote:
Way too much time for production.


You can't expect a lightweight hobby machine to do heavy production work.

Nice work, btw.


Absolutely! They are nice for prototyping, proof of concept and workflow debugging tho, which is just what I need it for. If I get some volume orders I'll look for a industrial machine, large enough to do multiple body blanks.

Thanks for the comment!

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