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Making a Body Template
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SteveC

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If anyone needs to make a body template, work board or a half template for a bender and doesnt want to cut up their plans to do so there is a great program on this page. http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/people/sevy/luthierie/software/guitar_design/ The program 1.1 gives the best results. The program creates tiles which means 3 regular printed pages equals a half or 6 pages will give you a full template. All you have to do is a little cutting and tape the pages together. This program has a 1 inch grid, is very easy to use and is extremely accurate. I actually got it to match a plan I have the first try, took about 15 minutes. The only thing off was the soundhole but I later realized that its variables could be controlled too. My printed sheets laid right over the plan. Members could actually share the template files for various plans after they have worked them out. Have fun and share!
This program was provided by R.M. Mottola free for non-commercial use from his web site. All he asks for is credit and link him to your website if you have one. As he states, Google makes the world go around. This is my thanks and credit to him for a very useful source of information. His home page is: http://www.liutaiomottola.com/

Apr 19, 07 | 12:13 am
Bill Cory

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These programs are for PCs; not available for Mac. Thanks anyway Steve!

Bill

Apr 19, 07 | 5:26 am
john coste

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Bill - download the version 1.1 and open the zip file. Inside that is a folder with a "User Guide" which says the program is Java based and runs in Windows or Mac OSX.

I haven't tried playing around with it though (and I am running windows).

Apr 19, 07 | 11:58 am
SteveC

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Total Posts: 61
Bill, Try this page, it has some stuff for Mac http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/people/sevy/luthierie/software/software.html
I thought you could run Java. I have never used a Mac but at least you might find something useful here.

Apr 19, 07 | 12:49 pm
jhowell

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Steve--

Great info and resource. Thanks for the heads up.

--Jim

Apr 19, 07 | 6:08 pm
akuleana

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Total Posts: 14
Thx Steve will give it a go.

May 03, 08 | 11:40 am



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