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  1. #1
    I want to cnc a scaloped guitar fretboard, similar to the pics.

    I can draw what I need in my ancient Acad but not generate a model or an stl file.

    I wondered if anyone would be willing to generate a model and a file
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    Try this, Yngwie

    Edit: this file was incorrect, the correct ones are attached to a more recent post below
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  4. #3
    Many thanks, opens perfectly in Estlcam

    Yngwie ? I wish, don't have a musical bone in my body, but do enjoy listening and watching him.

    I belong to a men's shed and run a cnc router I built for them, there are several guitar makers there and they keep discovering the joys of CNCing

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    Hi John,

    Here's a guitar maker and player from Barrow-on-Soar who makes excellent guitars (without CNC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLzPD1ZQca0

    Cheers,

    Rob
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    30 years ago, I built a guitar with a scalloped freetboard. I did it with files and sandpaper. :)
    Gerry
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  7. #6
    Hi Eddy

    Sorry to impose on your good nature, if possible could you do the same to these files, it has a different neck radius.

    Funny lot these guitar makers

    Hi Rob, won't open in my firefox browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    30 years ago, I built a guitar with a scalloped freetboard. I did it with files and sandpaper. :)
    I bet you used to cut up your plywood sheets with a handsaw

    John

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    John,

    It's a good job you came back with more files because it made me realise I did not put a radius on the first stl model.
    I will do them now.

    Just to check, looking at the drawings (properly this time) the fretboards appear to have a compound radius, i.e. a different radius at the nut than at the last fret, is that correct ?
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    Hi Eddy

    Yes they do have a compound radius, and each guitar maker seems to have his own preferences, had not noticed the lack of radii since only looked at them in Esltcam

    John

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    Sorry about the oversight earlier, these two files are correct and as per drawings.

    Images show the stl files opened in CamBam

    In the CAD (Rhino6) I used a "Two Rail Sweep" with the end profiles being the two rails and the scalloped profile being the cross section.
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