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  1. any tips on archtop with cutaways?

    Nice work. I agree the Un cutaway method doesn't give the desired result and then you have to fix it... I'm using Rhino basically. I have V Carve but have never tried doing complicated modelling because at this stage I'm still not experienced with the interface. Did you use cross contour profiles like those that appear on plans? If I understand correctly you stack up the contour shapes like a pancake stACK and surface them pair by pair and split and trim. Does it work arounds the cutaways? Thanks for your help.
  2. Hi. I'm modelling a cs356 (smaller 335 type) and am doing well up to a point. The sticking point is shaping the cutaways which are quite different to those of a Les Paul I have an instructional vid, but the strategy is to model an un-cutaway guitar and trim the model with a cutaway shaped surface - that gives you a sort of Les Paul cutaway. On youtube vids I've found, no one goes near the cutaways. So - any advice on where to go foe help insight and general info? Thanks, Rob.
  3. Hi. I have a strat with a wilkinson VS type trem the problem is the e 1st string rattles virtually all the way up including the very last fret with nothing between it and the bridge. I've spent ages with 600 grit looking for high spots and have tried the nail polish down the grub screw trick but nothing works. the problem has reappeared after being apparently fixed quite a while ago. the bridge saddle lock screws are tight the b 2nd string has the same problem to a much lesser extent - from about 13th fret up.. I have no idea where to look next. Please help! :o) Thanks, Rob.
  4. I say this with all sincerity - don't do it. Find a friend with a table saw - make a little cross cut sled and do the slots with the stewmac blade and template or similar. Heaps of vids on You Tube. Cutting by hand is tedious beyond belief and in all likelihood not as accurate or consistent as the table saw and jig. People use band saws too but IIRC it takes modifying a blade which I thought was too peligroso - but then a gain I don't have a bandsaw. I cut by hand as some sort of right of passage to show myself that I could do it - and I could - but after a few iterations I found a $100.00 still in the box table saw (which needed quite a bit of attention to square) and dedicated it to cutting fret slots. Best decision I ever made regarding fretting. Good Luck! Regards, Rob.
  5. Trouble with Tremolo

    do you know what the body wood is? was the tuning correct (gotta ask the banal questions) ? Maybe you could use 8-32 inserts or the like or larger if you have to drill out the wrecked screw holes..send a picture or two... good luck.. Rob
  6. how would you model slots in a fretboard?

    thanks for the info. I was wondering about the wisdom of it since on the table saw with a template and jig it's no big job. I'm just learning all the processes ie cad/cam at this stage. I'll play with the lines.. :o) Regards, Rob.
  7. Hi. I'm learning Rhino 3D. So I have a fretboard modelled, tapered radiused - compound no less - and all the fret positions for a number of scale lengths to hand. Do I make in modelling terms the fret line the centre of a .023" dado ie slot? Will the model programme go so low? Are there settings to be changed? workarounds? Thanks, Rob.
  8. Hi. I'm learning Rhino 3D. So I have a fretboard modelled, tapered radiused - compound no less - and all the fret positions for a number of scale lengths to hand. Do I make in modelling terms the fret line the centre of a .023" dado ie slot? Will the model programme go so low? Are there settings to be changed? workarounds? Thanks, Rob.
  9. CNC Neck Scarf joint

    Hi. I have worked up a model of a neck (non Fender) and was wondering how the cutting would be done on a CNC. Would the blank be scarf jointed and machined as a single unit or would the headstock and other part be done separately and glued together when finished? That would require some tricky gluing I think. Or do the headstock, glue up the scarf & do the neck proper? Thanks, Rob.
  10. newbie with Rhino impasse

    just in case anyone reads this through idle curiosity...I couldn't get the boolean difference to work....I went back to the file with the neck pocket already cut, did the fillet edge command and made a shitload of handles around the neck pocket edges and reduced the radii to '0' and slowly increased them... and it worked...not only that the same method worked on the tummy cut and arm relief edges - - only I only reduced the radius to .125 no '0'. The boolean difference method worked well for me doing the tummy cut using konalure's method made a little more accurate by adding 3 points on the drawing's curve and a point on the edge at the depth there and the sphere through 4 point option. I used his method for the arm rest and again defined a point to get the designed depth on the edge/side. I'm just playing around here and trying not to head but the screen... I should've started with a TELE....
  11. newbie with Rhino impasse

    Hi. I am learning Rhino and trying to work up a strat model. Everything went OK until I tried the top fillet. It goes haywire at the neck pocket. so I tried doing the fillet first bur now I don't know how to cut the neck pocket. Can anyone help please? How do I proceed from here? Thanks. Rob. forum question 02.tiff
  12. Router guide help

    i think this is what you mean : http://home.asparagine.net/ant/blog/?cat=3 Scroll down to Sawdust Generator. Also IIRC there's a thread on this site but I forget where.
  13. LMII power slot system question.

    exactly my thinking...but I wondered if I might be misunderstanding something...
  14. Hi, I have the LMII .023" blade and two .125" stiffeners. However the shank on my table saw accommodates one standard width blade. One stiffener by itself is thicker than the available width on the shank. I can't see how I can sandwich the blade between two stiffeners and attach them. I have posted two questions to LMII tech support and have not received a response. Has anyone here used this system, and if so - what am i missing? How is one supposed to use the system? Thanks.
  15. Mat or Satin after wet sanding

    Hi. If you wet sand finer than 600 you pretty much have a matt finish. What I do for non gloss finish is wet sand to 600 and then rub with 0000 steel wool and wax. it turns out OK. Try it and see if you like it. You can always shine it more or rough it back a bit.
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