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Building My First Bass Guitar
As shown on the 3d cad type drawing, I put a small round piece on the bottom and top of the guitar. That allowed me to bolt it down and to flip it over to do the back and keep it centered. The round pieces were cut off with a hack saw later and sanded smooth.
how did you clamp the bass to the cnc bed?
I have a Shopbot Standard 96"x48" machine. You can find them at shopbottools.com and see pictures there. In addition to using Rhino from rhino3d.com for modeling, my primary cnc software is Aspire from vectric.com. Aspire has modeling too, but I was not as proficient with it at the time I built my guitar.
Absolutely gorgeous bass, and great project write-up! Would you mind sharing some info on the CNC machine you used, as well as CNC software? I have some experience with CNCs in the machine shop, but not machines that would be feasible to use at home. Anything you could provide (make/model, pics?) would be most appreciated.
Excellent job! I've been CNCing guitar builds for a year or so.Interested in doin a bass at some point understanding there are potential additional issues relating to the increased neck stresses in a bass.I was surprised that you hand cut the inlay pockets! I do all that work, pockets and MOP, with the machine and it make s short work of it. I have done it by hand and it's laborious to say the least. I use end mills down to 0.5mm for fine detail and leave remove 0.05mm on the pocket and the MOP so facilitate fit. Also do the entire fretboard and slotting on the CNC.steve
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