machined up some western cedar today…here are the results.
Pretty cool Clinton! Did the Xcarve do the edge too? Or was that by hand?
Thanks Bill. I did the edge with router and a cove bit.
I love the unique designs you come up with!
Thanks Bill! Here is another one I am about finish…been using the heck out of the Xcarve and Fusion 360!
Today’s adventure…amazonian rosewood pickup bobbins…these would look great with some engraved/carved images or text…or both…I do have the 3.8 J-Tech laser, just haven’t had time to set it up…that would open up some interesting possibilities.
I am in a pickup making groove right now…this one is made from scrap ebony I had after a botched fingerboard. I used a .125" two flute up cut spiral bit for the entire operation…only took a few minutes. The Xcarve has opened up a lot of possibilities for me in my shop!
Damn, it’s that .6 of a year that always causes issues. Maybe check your tool paths and you can get the time down to just under the 387 mark.
Nice job on the pickups.
Top notch Clinton, take the ten minutes to get your laser going, I can see a bad ■■■ logo burned in to the top of those awesome pickups, so cool!
Finished up…just need to do a final setup and shoot some video…I used .093" Lexan for the control cavity cover…it machines really nice.
Thanks Robert! Yes, I made the bridge too.
Those are fantastic.
Been wanting to do something different…get kinda bored with the standard material…so I thought I would try some Lexan…once I got the pick guard cutout and engraved, I hit the backside with a coat of tinted lacquer. I am pretty pleased with the results…however, I wish the Circle of Life in the center of the compass would have been a little more detailed…maybe the next one…Lexan machines nicely!
That’s a great idea! You really should get a booth at the next guitar show in your area.
Looking good! What setting did you use for cutting rosewood and ebony?