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  1. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Last business for the day the skunk stripe rout. I'm not totally happy with the entry of the bit...it's a little sloppy. I can see a...

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  2. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Then it was on to the back carve. I had a new 1/4" roundnose bit here, but decided that it was a bit on the short side, ( pun...

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  3. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Today I jointed and planed down the blank to 1-1/16" thick. I stuck it down to the spoil board and went to town on the carve. First...

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  4. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    So my thoughts are that the perimeter cut really needs an upcut spiral to remove the chips more sufficiently. I need to remember to...

    Aug 16, 2018 at 8:17 PM
  5. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. The x carve is an entry level machine with an entry level price. If you want...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 9:58 PM
  6. I_build_my_own liked jvin248's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Look up Fusion360 CAD and CAM (there are youtube videos on how to use) and you can make full carve top guitars and make the code. It's...

    Aug 13, 2018 at 10:29 PM
  7. I_build_my_own replied to the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    The last z is where you lift up the bit above zero before it travel to the next slot position?

    Aug 13, 2018 at 10:29 PM
  8. I_build_my_own replied to the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Got it. Thanks for explaining it. This is actually pretty a awesome & nifty trick!!!

    Aug 13, 2018 at 9:13 PM
  9. I_build_my_own replied to the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Am I the first to admit: that this flew right by me. You lost me when you were flipping put z with the y:(

    Aug 13, 2018 at 8:02 PM
  10. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    Final shot of this piece of wood. Still a bit more work to do. I need a dot marker and fret slot file for the other side. [ATTACH]

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  11. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    As it turns out, the neck I modeled was a lefty. I just have to mirror it, delete the lefty and then I have a righty. It's easy...

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  12. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    First I drew and wrote a file to cut out the perimeter shape and drill 11/32" holes with a .25" dia. router bit from the back. I like...

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  13. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    A program was needed to radius the fretboard at 7.25" so I created a drawing and used Meshcam to convert the 3D surface into the gcode....

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  14. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    One of the programs I also wrote by hand was to make a 3 degree ramp to drill the truss rod nut/ plug hole. [ATTACH]

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  15. I_build_my_own liked guitarbuilder's post in the thread Using an X-Carve CNC router to make an electric guitar..

    And the last one for the day was to thickness the peghead. I kept the straight bit info this one too. It should be a round nose bit....

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