COMPLETED - Guitarbuilder's 2014 Monterey II Guitar

Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guitarbuilder, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. kissTheApex

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    Great job Marty! Your way of explaining it makes it very easy to follow and, dare I say it gives the reader ability to arrive at the next step intuitively.
     
  2. guitarbuilder

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    And so on....[​IMG]
     
  3. guitarbuilder

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    Sometimes you have to create a line or divide a line in two....but then you get all the surfaces made on one side

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    This is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  5. guitarbuilder

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    and you can mirror that to the other side. I selected RENDER to show what they look like in greyscale.
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  6. guitarbuilder

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    Yes...get on it right away...LOL
    Thanks.... When I first started out, I looked at a guy's acoustic neck being modeled in a similar fashion. This is kind of a simplistic approach...but it beats banging your head against the wall.:) It provides a point of departure for the complex ways of doing things ahead...LOL.
     
  7. GunsOfBrixton

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    Great tutorial Marty. I've been playing around in Autodesk inventor a little bit using Ed's drawings as a starting place. It's a little different work flow. It's a lot about lofting and cutting using intersections. (at least the way I'm doing it)

    I did have one question for you, when you drew the arc at the nut, you started from the bottom (top of fretboard), but looks like at the 16th fret you started from the 1/4" line. Why didn't you start the nut arc also 1/4" up? Since the neck tapers anyway? Is it because of the transition at the peg head? I need to go look at my teles!

    And you are a dedicated builder to go out into the shed in this cold weather. Walking our dog tonight was no fun at all! It's supposed to be below 0 later. I'm ready for a heat wave.
     
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    I'll have to go back and check that out...and sounds about right.... There is probably a goof there.... Thanks....one of the drawbacks of running 3 programs at the same time and shifting gears every minute.... Glenn Johnson said it'll be -15 tomorrow.... guess I'll be drawing...:)
     
  9. GunsOfBrixton

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    Curse you Glenn Johnson! :)
     
  10. guitarbuilder

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    I just checked and Robert is correct....however the side of the heel is 90 degrees and the transition to the fretboard will be smoother this way. If I had kept the glue line the end point for the arcs then, I'd end up using a scraper to ease the edge. This way the router should do it.
     
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    That's the chill factor anyway..... When I was changing bits, those wrenches were cold...trust me. The computer didn't want to fire up that fast either and the cnc was really sluggish.
     
  12. guitarbuilder

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    Thanks..finishing the guitar before starting the next project...that's the hard part...:).
     
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    For the arcs that define the back of the neck, did you use circles (constant radius), or are they ovals?
     
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    OK...I decided to fix the little error and now the surface for the fretboard runs straight. Good eye Robert.
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    Rhino can create an arc many different ways. The command I used is start- end- point ( middle point). So the answer is that it is a curve through those points. Depends on where the points fall. I guess it is likely to be more elliptical than a perfect circle...unless the stars are aligned.
     
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    And class is dismissed...have a good evening.... or day depending on where you are.
     
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    More modeling....this is the harder part as you'll see. Click on the outline of the peghead and move it up 1".
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    Like this:

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  19. guitarbuilder

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    Put a copy of it back down below about 9/16"

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    Draw in some transition curves from the centerline to the peghead curves

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