Using a Carvewright to engrave a guitar top?

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  1. warmachine

    warmachine TDPRI Member

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    I use Illustrator and of course have the Photoshop skills down to create some interesting ideas that I think will lend to carving animal motifs onto a guitar top. Depth of engraving 1/2” to 3/4”.

    I know someone who has a Carvewright Cx that is wide enough to feed a guitar body through. My thoughts were to buy a pre made unfinished Telecaster body and get designing. Anyone have experience using a Carvewright in this manner??

    Again I’m not interested in creating an entire body using a cnc desktop, just engraving a design onto an existing body.
     
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    I haven't heard of a Carvewright mentioned in years. Sears used to sell them IIRC. The early ones were so problematic, that I thought they went out of business. I guess if it works and fits, then I'd try it. A lot of people have gone the Xcarve/Shapeoko3 route the past few years which is similarly priced.
     
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    1/2-3/4” seems extremely deep. I do some engraving on my CNC and 1/8” is about as deep as I ever go.
     
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    Yes. I’d say most of the designs would be less than those depths. If I did a design featuring aquatic wildlife, like a fish breaking the surface, an additional 3D affect would be good.
     
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