- Setting up and editing the model
- Adding bridges for flip milling
- A variety of two-axis and three-axis machining operations
- Simulating and troubleshooting multiple toolpaths
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] Hi. My name is Taylor Hokanson and I'm an artist, educator, and do-it-yourself engineer. In this video series, we'll discuss how to prepare a digital model, in this case an electric guitar body, for fabrication on a CNC mill. We'll perform our task in RhinoCAM, an excellent piece of software that extends the capabilities of the Rhinoceros 3D modeling platform. We'll be working from a model contributed by Robert Alsup, also known as "Router Bob" at Laguna Tools, a CNC mill manufacturer. There are many variables to consider when crafting a guitar, particularly when it comes to the long list of parts that must be attached to the body in order to create a functioning instrument.
That said, I will demonstrate how to alter the model in order to account for the measurements of a particular real-world component, in this case a pickup. The same process can then be applied to any other piece of hardware that doesn't fit the model in its current form. Once you've figured out all the measurements that match your components, you'll be ready to fabricate a pile of perfect guitars. Whether you're interested in instrument making or just want to learn more about computer-aided fabrication, this is the video series for you.