Acoustic Guitar Body Maker --- Improved Version

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Acoustic Guitar Body Maker --- Improved Version

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Hello All,

Original Gadget was written by a member of this forum and then modified with some enhancements by another member of this forum. Now a Complete Make Over.

Item Changed:
1. New Guitar Body Profiles Added
2. The Gadget no longer works in Half Guitar Bodies. It now creates the entire Acoustic Guitar Body Contour Shape. I also researched for dimensional data for most of these Guitar Bodies and tweeked them to those dimensions.
3. Each Guitar Body Contour Profile has its own Layer too! So if you decide to create more than one Body Style you don't have to worry about separating them to new layers.

Guitar Maker Ver_1.0.zip
(415.62 KiB) Downloaded 60 times
Rename to Guitar Maker Ver_1.0.vgadget

Current Version: The New Initial Release Version 1.0
Supports: 12.0 versions of VCarve Pro, and Aspire -- Not sure about any others Vectric Versions

Installation Instructions:

1. Download the gadget Guitar Maker Ver_1.0.zip that is attached to this post.
2. Rename it from Guitar Maker Ver_1.0.zip to Guitar Maker Ver_1.0.vgadget
3. In Vectric Pro or Aspire click on Gadgets -> Install New Gadget and navigate to where you downloaded the file to, select it and click Ok.

It should give you a pop up saying the gadget was installed and you should see Guitar Making_Ver1.0 in the Gadgets Menu. After Installing Close Program then Restart Program for using Gadget.


Next up ---
adding a Profile Toolpath for the Guitar Body Vector Profile.
adding Any additional Acoustic Guitar Body Style that is brought to my attention by members of this Forum.


If you find an issue with any of the easy gadgets, please let me know. I will do what I can to fix it within hours not days and weeks.

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Re: Acoustic Guitar Body Maker --- Improved Version

Post by sylvan356 »

Added to my gadgets and it works perfectly! Thanks so much for posting. It is much appreciated.

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Re: Acoustic Guitar Body Maker --- Improved Version

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Hello Everyone,

As previously stated in Next Up --- Toolpathing and A Few More Guitar Body Style Contours has been Added to the Acoustic Guitar Body Maker Gadget..

Item Changed/Added:
1. Added Toolpathing to Guitar Body Vector Profile.
2. Added a Three more Guitar Body Styles (the Martin Sloped Shouder Dreadnought, the Fender Squier, and the Taylor Grand Auditorium Body Style Contours).

Guitar Maker Ver_1.3.zip
Guitar Making_Ver1.3.zip
(706.14 KiB) Downloaded 22 times
Rename to Guitar Maker Ver_1.3.vgadget

Current Version: 1.3
Supports: 12.0 versions of VCarve Pro, and Aspire -- Not sure about any of the other previous Vectric Versions

Installation Instructions:

1. Download the gadget Guitar Maker Ver_1.3.zip that is attached to this post.
2. Rename it from Guitar Maker Ver_1.3.zip to Guitar Maker Ver_1.3.vgadget
3. In Vectric Pro or Aspire click on Gadgets -> Install New Gadget and navigate to where you downloaded the file to, select it and click Ok.

It should give you a pop up saying the gadget was installed and you should see Guitar Making_Ver1.3 in the Gadgets Menu. After Installing Close Program then Restart Program for using Gadget.

Next up ---
Continue to monitor gadget and possibly add more Guitar Body Styles.

If you find an issue with any portion of the gadget, please let me know. I will do what I can to fix it within hours not days and/or weeks.

Enjoy and Happy Carving to All!

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Re: Acoustic Guitar Body Maker --- Improved Version

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Hello Everyone,

As previously stated in Next Up --- In Monitoring Gadget It was noted that an Error does occur when a Job is not Setup and User tries to use Gadget.

Item Changed/Added:
1. Added Error Trapping (Message) for when there is NO Job Setup.

Guitar Maker_Ver1.5.zip
Guitar Maker_Ver1.5.zip
(706.31 KiB) Downloaded 13 times
Rename to Guitar Maker_Ver1.5.vgadget

Current Version: 1.5
Supports: 12.0 versions of VCarve Pro, and Aspire -- Not sure about any of the other previous Vectric Versions

Installation Instructions:

1. Download the gadget Guitar Maker_Ver1.5.zip that is attached to this post.
2. Rename it from Guitar Maker_Ver1.5.zip to Guitar Maker_Ver1.5.vgadget
3. In Vectric Pro or Aspire click on Gadgets -> Install New Gadget and navigate to where you downloaded the above noted file to, select it and click Ok.

It should give you a pop up saying the gadget was installed and you should see Guitar Maker_Ver1.5 in the Gadgets Menu. After Installing Close Software Program then Restart Software Program for using Gadget.

Next up ---
Continue to monitor gadget and possibly add more Guitar Body Styles.

If you find an issue with any portion of the gadget, please let me know. I will do what I can to fix it within hours not days and/or weeks.

Enjoy and Happy Carving to All!

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Re: Acoustic Guitar Body Maker --- Improved Version

Post by Rcnewcomb »

Thanks for the update!
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