Telecaster Autocad File?

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  1. cjp60

    cjp60 Tele-Meister

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    Does anyone have a telecaster AutoCAD file they'd like to share? I'm going to make my son a custom telecaster. I have access to some automated milling machines and would like to do something unique. Even just the outline of the body would do. Thanks in advance!
    Carl

    Also, does anybody know what the typical edge radius is? Do they vary by year?
     
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    1/8" roundover front and back, except for neck pocket.
     
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    Absolutely awesome!
    Thank you so much. My new Autocad gets installed tomorrow.

    1/8” Radius. Wow I would have thought more. It will be a while for me to finish this build but when I do I’ll be sure to post it.
     
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    Strat is more. Can't recall the number... Ah, 7/16". Quite a bit different.
     
  6. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    1/8" radius is 1/4" diameter. It's a bigger roundness than it might seem at first.
     
  7. pshupe

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    AutoCAD is my goto software for pretty much everything I build. Shoot me a PM and I can send you whatever you need.

    Currently working on a 69 thinline tele -
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    working on a 3d model for CAM as well - here is a standard tele that I will modify for a thinline.
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    Cheers Peter.
     
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    The tdowns drawing is probably the drawing most used for a tele on the internet. It is linked here in the most recent revision E.

    post 585 is a pdf..your cad program should be able to open it. It specs a 1/8 radius.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/d-size-tele-body-blueprint-files-here.74504/page-30


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    You'll find usable cad formats in here.

    https://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic.php?t=6
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    A good middle ground for an edge radius is 3/16". It's not overly rounded and it's not too sharp. Early teles edges were supposedly sharper than modern ones. Post CBS ones approached 1/4" radius which to me look a bit too rounded.

    https://www.woodstocksupply.com/rou...MIuZeb0_Db6QIVg7LICh2d5ACREAQYBCABEgI7RfD_BwE
     
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