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'53 CNC build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ehawley, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Newbcaster

    Newbcaster Tele-Holic

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    Hey ed.. post pics of that recording studio and let us know how you are recording. RME,Focusrite, AVID.. share the gear!!!

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  2. Fever2112

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    Ed: I know I am 10 years late for this party but I am interested in any of the files you created in the thread.... I am only at page 15 and perhaps it is somewhere yet to be found, but most links in the thread are no longer working. I really like the drill jigs you did for the jack hole and the neck truss hole.
     
  3. ehawley

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    Hey all!!!...Every once in awhile I come back to the fold. I've been building now for a good 11 years and its all been fun! Sad to say, I don't really build many Teles anymore. Mostly everything I build is my own design 2424 or 2522 (24" scale, 24 fret....25" scale,22 fret) I built a two story workshop at the back of my property 3 years ago that has served me well. Unfortunatly Photobucket has stopped linking photos and files to other sites. I guess i'll pay to have them relinked. I look back on this thread and not one (almost) picture is showing! I'll try and get everything linked so we can all enjoy this thread again! I can also show pictures of guitars, solid and hollow bodies, that I am building now.
    Thanks everyone!!! I'll be back soon!
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  4. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Good to see you back on the Forum, Ed. I hope you can resurrect all the photos and files.
     
  5. RickyRicardo

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    It would be great to see what you're building Ed! A new build thread would be very cool too..
     
  6. ehawley

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    here is a picture of a guitar I just got finished building. It is a commemorative guitar to honor my friend's mom's passing.
    Mahogany body and neck, flamed maple cap, Richlite bound fingerboard, blend control instead of a switch.
    betty ann.jpg
     

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  7. ehawley

    ehawley Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's a picture of a tele I built about 6 months ago. The Jersey Coral! Unfortunately I haven't built a tele since..!!
    isabella coral tele.jpg
     
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  8. colinm478

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    I just pulled my first guitar body off the router today. Tomorrow I'm going to use a bearing/flush trim bit to remove my tabs and a round over to break the edges on both sides. CNC is magic I swear.

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  9. GunsOfBrixton

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    Looks like a big cnc. You should post some info about it in the DIY Tool shed forum.
     
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  10. colinm478

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    I'll get some details, its at my makerspace. My understanding is that it was a kit the group built. It's not very rigid- especially compared to commercial grade machines. However, it is good enough for my projects. The best part, is it can machine on full 4x8 plywood sheets- very useful for upholstered furniture.

    https://i.imgur.com/dS57k4A.jpg
     
  11. GunsOfBrixton

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    Looks like a cncrouterparts kit. Those are.pretty decent hobby machines.
     
  12. Jim_in_PA

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    That cut nicely. I also like having my CNC for this new guitar building hobby of mine...whether it's just doing the basic "drudgery" work or doing something really creative, I eat it right up.
     
  13. ehawley

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    Yup...CNCROUTERPARTS/AVID make a great machine kit! I use a 4X4 Pro. The older Vcon style. Ive made many a guitar on that baby! I have it down on the first floor of my shop. I never went to Mach4...still using Mach3! If it ain't broke........I have more pictures at my Hawley Jersey Guitars facebook page. Stop by and say hello!
     
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  14. Jim_in_PA

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    I also use a 4x4 format CNC machine...guitar building using it is a personal endeavor as I use the machine for subcontract work in my "very small" part time business. I'm cutting chair seats this week for a maker in Princeton.

    AVID does produce some excellent options for folks who want a CNC machine that has good capability yet comes with the cost savings of kit assembly. Folks who opt for AVID are not limited to Mach for control, however. The machines are easily equipped with a more sophisticated and capable controller such as Centroid Acorn. Buy the physical machine from AVID and buy the controller from Centroid or an integrator like my friend Gary Campbell.
     
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