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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:38 am 
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as you know I set up a spray booth and will be setting up a cnc machine
Booth is operational going
got the dust collector and cnc machine computer set up


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:21 am 
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Looks like a great way to social distance! Spray booth looking good, very interested in the CNC machine, can you give us some details? Is this off the shelf, kit, DIY, what software are you using, size of working area, etc? LOTS of fun stuff you can do with those :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:20 am 
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Definitely interested in what CNC you're getting.
I spend my days with metal cutting CNCs and have for my entire career.
I was just thinking yesterday that it sure would be handy to have one at the house.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:49 am 
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John , I have been using a CNC for a lot of things dealing with building acoustic guitars. If you need or want any help, just email or call and we can talk about it!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:59 am 
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thanks Sylvan I may call if I need to
I am getting a Shark HD5 extended bed with a RF spindle
not planning on making necks but many of my other jigs and fixtures to start.
I had a friend making them for me and I am at the point that I can start to invest in doing these myself
This comes with V carve but I got aspire
I used to do some of this in my machinist days so it will be a learning curve on the software for sure.
will keep you guys posted.
the spray booth is a no brainer I am so glad I got that up. Makes finish work much easier. I used to farm a lot of that work out but now I can do this in house

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:41 pm 
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You got the very best software! I too, use Aspire and, for most everything, it is all I need. They have a GREAT forum and I would suggest you start looking at it daily. A wealth of information. I do not make necks and have no intention of doing so since I make eight different profiles and I can make them by hand very quickly. However, I do create the headstocks (including slot heads), fretboards, bridges, pick guards (and engrave them), rosettes, inlays and, of course I remade all of my jigs and fixtures very precisely! You are going to have fun with it. I am excited for you!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:04 pm 
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thanks Sylvan some of my customers have this and I am lucky one is a teacher and he can have his class to some work for me as a student project. Looking forward to hooking it up. I got the RF spindle today

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:26 am 
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Congratulations on the new CNC and spray booth John.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:55 pm 
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this is the latest body to go through the booth Started this 10 yrs ago and decided it is time
3 coats black acrylic lacquer level sanded 3 coats vinyl sealer leveled and this is the 3rd coat of nitro


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