Alternatives to 3d printing for electric violin? Answered
So I have this project that I've really been wanting to start for a while now. Essentially, I'd like to 3d scan one of these:
...and then have it fabricated with my own customizations implemented. The reason I chose to go the scanner route is because I know nothing about woodworking and I really like this design. I'd like to make some custom modifications to the body on the computer and then have the 3d file fabricated somehow. My question is, are there any good alternatives for fabrication for such replication? I think CNC might be an option, but if I go that route I would assume I couldn't make the instrument hollow. The reason I dont want to do 3d printing is because I want the violin to be made out of 1 solid piece of material which would require a huge build volume, I cant afford a printer like that. Also the prints require too much post production and I want something really polished and professional looking. It it turns out well I plan to make a few of them. I have the electronics already taken care of I just no nothing about instrument making... if anyone could shoot some ideas at me that would be great!