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Beginner Electric Guitar Router Templates

  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds LEAD Machine
    Fusion 360, OpenBuildsCONTROL
    Other Controller
    Machine Time:
    50 minutes
    Bit or Laser Size:
    v-bit, 1.5mm flatend mill, 3/16 mortise bit
    Feeds & Speeds:
    v-bit: 2000
    1.5mm diameter flatend 4 flutes: 1000
    3/16 single flute mortise:1500
    9mm MDF
    The first cut out of my machine, a set of templates for hand building a guitar. Why make templates when I could make the guitar? Good point :)

    I challenged myself to a some complications, but they turned out great:
    1st, make all parts from a single MDF sheet. This was more of a Fusion challenge, but learning to work with components was key.
    2nd there are four operations: trace, bore and two 2d pocket operations.
    3rd, multiple operations means changing bits mid-job, wich wasn't that complex nor difficult really.

    OpenBuildsCONTROL is awesome. I won't stop repeating this.

    Attached pics shows a render out of Fusion 360, and the MDF cut fresh of the machine. cba1ae57-2a57-431e-b321-8e113c21b21c.PNG instagram-sg-template.png 04-Gibson-SG-off-the-cnc.jpg
    cba1ae57-2a57-431e-b321-8e113c21b21c.PNG instagram-sg-template.png 04-Gibson-SG-off-the-cnc.jpg

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  1. Rusty Shackleford
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  2. Carlos Urquidi
    Great work here buddy!
      sergiomajluf likes this.
  3. AdSiJu
    not to ask a silly question, but if you have a CNC, why do you need router templates? You need 3D files and then you can carve one :)
    1. sergiomajluf
      Not silly question at all! Some things area easier and faster done on a handheld router with proper templates. Also, cheaper and faster to make and sell templates than to make and finish complete instruments
      sergiomajluf, Mar 18, 2021
      David D. Johnson likes this.
  4. tim440
    looks like a SG, Gibson. pretty neat. It's the wood that gives most of the sound I think
      sergiomajluf likes this.
  5. gibson
    awsome love the work keep them comeing
      sergiomajluf and Mark Carew like this.
  6. Exhibit B
    Where did you get the template file?
    1. sergiomajluf
      I made it myself
      sergiomajluf, Oct 3, 2020
  7. Mark Carew
    Great job on this @sergiomajluf I had not thought of making templates before but I like the idea because it while you still get the guitar to the right scaling you get that hand work involved for the main portion of the build which I think brings out the love :)
    Thanks for the kind words and for sharing.
    p.s. If your able to share the files that would be great!
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    1. sergiomajluf
      I'd rather wait until I'm confident the templates produce an appropiate guitar hehehe. I'd like to check tolerances first
      sergiomajluf, Oct 3, 2020
      Mark Carew likes this.
    2. Mark Carew
      Sounds good, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
      Mark Carew, Oct 3, 2020
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