June 4th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Here's the first pass of the CNC machine for my upcoming hollow Tele build. It's meant to be an homage to the Gretsch Duo-Jet, and the body is about as hollow/chambered as the old 50s examples of that guitar. This is from my drawing. I love the grain on this piece - nice and straight, but not devoid of character.
June 4th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Show more pictures - of the CNC rig, please. Thanks. I still want a CNC, someday.
June 4th, 2012, 09:51 PM
I'm not the one with the machine, unfortunately. A fellow named Alex Crane is cutting it for me at a reasonable price. Here's his website: http://www.crane-designs.com
July 8th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Don't want to steal your thunder, so I wont post the pics yet. I will make everyone wait for you to do it! A few people asked about the machine, so this should satisfy a bit of curiosity:
This is a very old picture, but gives you the basic idea. I don't use a router any more, I use a spindle:
Here is actually another one that shows Andrews blank being cut.
July 8th, 2012, 07:34 AM
That first picture is an optical illusion..... pretty cool.
What kind of spindle? I'd like to reduce the noise and improve the accuracy myself.