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  #631  
Old Thu 28 August 2014, 16:35
danilom
Just call me: Danilo #64
 
Novi Sad
Serbia
I got vector or Aspire files for Telecaster style and other types of guitar, which I cut regularly. Send me your email to get them Tom.
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  #632  
Old Thu 28 August 2014, 18:11
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Sorry guys for not responding earlier, I have to do actual work occasionally, lol. The customer sent me an STL file, don't know the program that created it, I don't even think they know, ha ha. I just need to import it into aspire, not sure how to do that yet but this is how you learn I guess.
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  #633  
Old Thu 28 August 2014, 18:13
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Look under the model part of the toolbar
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  #634  
Old Thu 28 August 2014, 18:14
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Should be import 3d model option that you can use stl
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  #635  
Old Thu 28 August 2014, 18:17
danilom
Just call me: Danilo #64
 
Novi Sad
Serbia
For such a simple guitar body STL is not going to do the job in Aspire, body is all 2d
and you'll have a hard time machining it. If you want send me STL file I'll extract edge curves in Rhinoceros for you and then you can use it with ease.
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  #636  
Old Thu 28 August 2014, 22:26
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Opening the file is one thing. What you want to do with the STL file is an completly different thing.
Would you mind specifying what you wish to achieve?
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  #637  
Old Fri 29 August 2014, 06:06
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Customer sent several files none of which is an stl file. They are SLDPRT files which are solidworks files I believe, got to do more research...

Danilo thanks for the offer, appreciated. Ken, Pete, all I want is a 2D renderings to import into aspire.

Autocad 2012 and new can import these directly but I have 2005 (old I know don't use much at all) I may have to upgrade, seems the newer stuff has a lot of new stuff going on.
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  #638  
Old Fri 29 August 2014, 06:09
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Wait, Danilo there is one file that is a .Stl I'll pm you that file. Thanks.
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  #639  
Old Fri 19 September 2014, 17:48
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
I finally got an opportunity to do an inlay for a customer, I made this with a piece of maple and walnut that was laying around. Customer is very happy with the detail. Not bad for the first attempt.

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  #640  
Old Fri 19 September 2014, 20:10
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Wow, looks good Tom. Never done an inlay, gotta try one soon. If it turns out as good as yours I'll be happy!
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  #641  
Old Sat 20 September 2014, 00:50
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Looks very good, nicely done!
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  #642  
Old Sat 20 September 2014, 05:09
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Thanks guys, I was surprised that it actually picked up the little wisps on the feathers. It was really easy too. I showed a friend and he now wants all his band members to get an inlay logo on their guitars and stuff, funny.
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  #643  
Old Sat 20 September 2014, 08:39
IMMark
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Columbus Ohio
United States of America
Looks great Tom....sorry if this is stated somewhere already, but are you using Aspire for that or something else?
Mark
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  #644  
Old Sat 20 September 2014, 09:04
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Aspire 4.5. After thinking about it more I bet it would work great for solid surface applications. hmm

Last edited by Tom Ayres; Sat 20 September 2014 at 09:06.. Reason: additional comment
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  #645  
Old Sat 20 September 2014, 13:19
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Well, was running the router for a small job while listening to my favorite college football game and my cheapo spindle pump died. Looks like I'm going to hook-up a temporary backup while I order another 2 this time.
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  #646  
Old Thu 25 September 2014, 21:45
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Does anyone know what software allows you to create the parts for buck forms for modeling (don't know if I'm explaining it correctly). I want to fabricate some automotive fenders and need to learn how to make the forms in a software to make on the router. Does anyone understand what I'm looking for?
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  #647  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 01:03
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Just looked up what you want to do on Google and came across this video. Is this the kinda thing you are doing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJFSXIP6Vw8

If so it says they used 3dsMax (whatever that is) to produce the parts.

Not much I know but all I could find visually...

Cheers
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  #648  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 01:48
wiifm
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Cairns
Australia
If you can model in sketchup, you could use a command called 'Intersect Faces'
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  #649  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 03:59
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Yep, thats the kind of thing! Sorry to seem so lazy, I was heading to bed when I asked the question and didn't think of looking on youtube. Now I'm awake again and looking. Thanks guys.
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  #650  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 08:09
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Sketch Up, Rhino, 3ds max to name a few
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  #651  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 11:11
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Cut 3d (included if you buy Aspire) is good at slices too.
...and it's affordable.
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  #652  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 18:10
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
I'd almost be better off making the buck by eye, it'd take me forever to learn to create one, I haven't done but one 3d anything and wasn't too happy with the time required to cut. Guess I'll have to actually look cut3d a bit more to see what I can and can't do. I thought it only made consecutive slices and not spaced.

What is the most common name of that process?
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  #653  
Old Fri 26 September 2014, 18:14
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
You can slice with Aspire if I remember correctly
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  #654  
Old Thu 27 November 2014, 07:22
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
I wanted to wish everyone (in the US anyway) a Happy Thanksgiving! Now go out there and shop for the deals!
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  #655  
Old Thu 27 November 2014, 12:06
IMMark
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Columbus Ohio
United States of America
Thanks Tom and likewise to all the MM brothers!
Mark
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  #656  
Old Thu 27 November 2014, 12:17
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Happy Turkey Day
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  #657  
Old Thu 27 November 2014, 12:20
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
This is a guitar I'm in the middle of spraying.




It still needs polished.

Last edited by Tom Ayres; Thu 27 November 2014 at 12:31.. Reason: mess of the pics
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  #658  
Old Fri 28 November 2014, 00:22
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
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Super cool.
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  #659  
Old Fri 28 November 2014, 04:36
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Thanks Alan.

Link to some Moroccan panels I cut for a TV cabinet (which I'll get to when I finish it) here
and another
and the completed panels
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  #660  
Old Fri 28 November 2014, 04:39
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Nice artwork & paint !
Is that inlay into the body ?!
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