Let's make a neck!

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  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I took those surfaces and extruded them about .0625 deep in both directions. It was set to both directions. That's a choice you can make.


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    Next I exploded the dots and then split the dots with the neck surface. I deleted the top surface of the fretboard which was left, to reveal the hole left by the dot.


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    I did that for all the dots and deleted the top of the fretboard surface by the fret slots too. Now you can see the slots.

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    So the top of the neck is done.



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    I guess I should stick in some side dots. I found the center between the fret slots that have dots and drew a 1/16" circle. I made the circle planar curves and extruded those surfaces back 1/8" into the neck. I split the dots from the neck and deleted the parts of the neck that were hiding the dots from view.


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    And the last thing was a skunk stripe slot. I retrieved Ed's slot and placed in in the top view. I made his line into a planar curve and extruded it down about 1/2". I split that solid with the neck and deleted the stuff that was not part of the slot. skunkstripe1.JPG

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    And that's that! Thanks to Ed Hawley and Terry Downs for all the hard work on the drawings.

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    Ha. I could teach just enough to get people started and create a monster. I think one needs a modeling expert for this stuff. There must be an easier way to do some of these surface things. LOL.
     
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    I was looking for a “yes”!!!!
     
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    Herb can do it! The commute would be a bit much for me.

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    Ha ! I'd really mess up Marty , I do most of my CAD in Aspire , Rhino to me is a different language , one I don't speak . Besides , with the Long Island Expressway and 287 up through White Plains you'd probably still get there faster than me :lol:
     
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    !!!!Thanks Marty!!!

    I've had some 3D experience, but not with Rhino - matter of fact, it's foreign and alien to me and I was struggling. I'm really stating to like it quite a bit. Thanks for the push!

    There are a few things that need to be corrected with the surface edges, but after about a week of practice, this is the progress...
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    That one looks better than mine! Nice job! Just the repetition of playing with it and trying all the options is the key to getting it I believe. For those watching....you can choose other colors too. The cyan is nice though.
     
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    OK... here's the next question - what are you using to generate your NC files and would you be willing to post a how to?
     
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    Also - found a good trick... place a copy of the neck outline at .75 up and extrude down .75". Align another copy of the neck outline on the top of the extrusion and extrude .25 up - instant fretboard, and NO .25 fretboard lines to draw!
     
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    I use meshcam. I can go through the process if you'd me to.
     
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    I decided to model a paddle head too. A tele style peghead and probably a strat could be machined out of it as well.


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    Man that would be great - I’m looking at meshcam and one other.
     
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    Here you are:


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