My First Guitar Body

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My First Guitar Body

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1963 Stratocaster carved out of White Oak

Thought I would give it a go!!! Another interesting/challenging project!

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It looks great. What size ballnose bit did you use for the finish pass?

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It looks great. What size ballnose bit did you use for the finish pass?
Thank you!!!🙂

This build was drawn from a paper drawing.

Most complicated Toolpaths used were Moulding toolpaths cleared with 1/4" flat end mill and finished with a 1/4" ballnose.

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Very nice two sided carving! The pockets look very deep. What was the cutting length on the bit?

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Dam Dude you do everything from rifle stocks to guitar’s ! I want to come hang out in garage for a day!
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Sweet and clean cut Shark!! :)
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Thank you everyone!

I Enjoy Challenges!!! Two-Side Projects are even more Interesting and Challenging too!

2 1/4" stock material - White Oak planed to 2" for project. Required project completed thickness - 1 3/4"
Pockets - .563" and 1.5" deep and one through pocket using a 1/4" Flat End Mill 3" Overall length - 1" cutting length

It was definitely a challenge and that first guitar body is not perfect by any means (note the contour face side).

This project for me required two z-zero locations because I am very partial to using Virtual Z-Zero setups. In that instance I had used the wrong Z-Zero at the startup of that particular moulding toolpath which regrettably started .25" deep which caused a surmountable amout of sanding to blend/smooth surface to machined contour. Other than that I believe the First go was proven a success!

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I think I will have a go at the Fender Telecaster Thinline Guitar Body in White Oak. It will be a lot lighter due to the Thinline's hollow design feature. It will be even more challenging because not only is it two-sided, it is made up of two mating parts - the hollowed body and a matching cover.

Hmmm where did I put that drawing?

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sharkcutup wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 3:18 pm
This project for me required two z-zero locations because I am very partial to using Virtual Z-Zero setups.
Good evening.
What are virtual z-zero setups?
Thx, rink.

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sharkcutup wrote: ↑Sat May 22, 2021 9:18 am
This project for me required two z-zero locations because I am very partial to using Virtual Z-Zero setups.
Good evening.
What are virtual z-zero setups?
Thx, rink.
I was a little hesitant mentioning Virtual Z-Zero Setups because of this.

Virtual Zero is a program that had come with my Shark CNC Control Software which I have grown accustomed to using most often.
Reference this link - https://www.nextwavecnc.com/shop/hex:73 ... 205a65726f
for more information on what it is and its capabilities.

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Thank you.

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