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    Lives in Marske by Sea, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 17 Hours Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 3.
    Hi all,

    As the title says I am a hobbyist guitar builder based in the North East looking to expand my woodworking into the world of CNC.

    I am yet to buy a machine and have been searching the web for a suitable machine but there either doesn't seem to be a lot of smallish yet sturdy machines out there or maybes I aren't looking in the right place?? I don't think Id have either the time nor the electrical savvy to build a machine from scratch but am very open to having a machine built here in the UK as opposed to rolling the dice with something from China.

    No doubt I will be posting up various ( probably often asked ) questions in the coming future and hope to get to know you all better through my participation on the forum.

    cheers for now

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeceUK View Post
    Hi all,

    As the title says I am a hobbyist guitar builder based in the North East looking to expand my woodworking into the world of CNC.

    I am yet to buy a machine and have been searching the web for a suitable machine but there either doesn't seem to be a lot of smallish yet sturdy machines out there or maybes I aren't looking in the right place?? I don't think Id have either the time nor the electrical savvy to build a machine from scratch but am very open to having a machine built here in the UK as opposed to rolling the dice with something from China.

    No doubt I will be posting up various ( probably often asked ) questions in the coming future and hope to get to know you all better through my participation on the forum.

    cheers for now

    Ben
    Welcome to the forum Ben.

    There are people on this forum that will build bespoke machines.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    BeeceUK's Avatar
    Lives in Marske by Sea, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 17 Hours Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 3.
    Hi Clive,

    Thanks for you reply welcoming me to the forum.

    Are you able to advise on the forum members who also build machines?

    kind regards

    Ben

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    Lives in wakefield, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 15 Hours Ago Forum Superstar, has done so much to help others, they deserve a medal. Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 7,595. Received thanks 1,311 times, giving thanks to others 83 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    There are people on this forum that will build bespoke machines.
    Like ME.!!

    I'm just in the process of building some routers which I'll be offering for sale in the next few months that may suit your needs.? If not then I can easily build something to suit your exact needs.
    I've built machines for several Luthiers and one of my first designs was done purposely fully for making guitars and Violins so I'm 100% sure I can build what you need if you have the right budget.

    I'll PM my numbers.
    -use common sense, if you lack it, there is no software to help that.

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    If washout joins this thread he may also have some experience to share as he has built his own guitar from a diy CNC machine.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    Lives in Cardigan, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 3 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 23. Received thanks 6 times, giving thanks to others 0 times.
    Removed.
    Last edited by Zorbit; 3 Weeks Ago at 01:18 PM.

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    Zorbit,
    Do you have a link that let's us see some the instruments you've already made?
    Engineering is the art of doing for ten shillings what any fool can do for a pound.
    Wellington.

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    One I made earlier
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    Removed.
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    Lives in wakefield, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 15 Hours Ago Forum Superstar, has done so much to help others, they deserve a medal. Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 7,595. Received thanks 1,311 times, giving thanks to others 83 times.
    Not to be a spoil sport but it's not fair to turn this lads post into a Show n Tell, nice as they are he didn't ask to see your stuff.! . . . He asked about machines used for cutting guitars and none of you have shown him any you use or suggested any which would be more useful and in context to his post.
    -use common sense, if you lack it, there is no software to help that.

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