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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Sep 7, 2017.
I think it is time for some stepper motors and controllers!
No, this saves me a Gym membership!!!
Is that how you sold it to your wife Helmut?
Oh no, not disclosing any information that will be discoverable and could be held against me -
It does look like a workout..
With a properly sized end mill cutter you can make this a work out. But when I use the tiny end mill cutter for e.g cutting fret slots it becomes a very soothing event. You cannot really feed alot.
This is how I went after the fret board. Didn't feel like messing up the table with double sided tape. Screwed a cherry scrap piece on the table and leveled it- then put the fretboard on it with sticky tape.
Made a quick XLS table using the old fashioned 12th root of 2 spacing for a 17 inch scale. Why something odd like 17inch? Because that is easier to remember than e.g a 16 53/64 scale .
After that it is just a matter of time to crank the table to the desired location to make the cut.
Sorry... how do I convince my wife again that I DO NEED one of those machines? Anyway I can smuggle it into the workshop?
Looking at this... anyone know if/how a mill could be used for carving a top?
Start out with - do your remember that side table you always wanted...
In order to make a carve top you'd have to either manually calculate a gazzilion of xyz coordinates and crank through them or more practically you find somewhere a few grands and CNC this.
Tell her it makes ladies shoes.
Then go buy some mangled leather and slip it into the house, show it to her, and tell her you tried to make her some shoes, but you didn't buy the VERY EXPENSIVE accessory for it that makes better shoes, because that would have been wrong, so you'll just have to make guitars with it. And she can keep buying her own shoes.
I'm sure that's what Helmut did, and it worked for him.
Yeah something along these lines but you first need to discover and unlock your softer side
Well... see the thing is, we just chose a house, we're buying it, and she let me have the one with the biggest workshop already*... even though she liked another one more (so she claims). I'll have to collect some brownie points though.
And she doesn't care for shoes... tell you what, she'd be very excited with a mill though, might even use it more than I.
Good call on the CNC carved top, I figured as much, I guess having it done by someone might be the way to go.
Anyway... carry on!
*A droolworthy workshop that I'll have to fill up with tools and guitars for the next 30 years or so.
Congrats on the house and mortgage. Just add a mill on top of it - it might not even make a ding.
Hey... that's a great idea!!
Not much progress, but the flat head hex socket stainless steel screws showed up. Just waiting now for the stop nuts.
Super clean. Now to just make it from brass and find somebody to nickel plate it
I’ll make one out of brass if this one caves
That looks great.
Finally the stainless steel stop nuts came in along with 17/64 end mill (hey Europeans and metric people - you cannot make this up ). Widened the post hole with the 17/64 bit so that a 4mm socket cap screw fits through. Now I will be able to adjust the bridge height from the top as there is no way to reach the knurled wheel of the stud. The bridge is far too wide. It has a 12.8mm adjustment.
Not liking the looks of the stop nuts yet...