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Need info on Laser cutting services.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Matrishon Nov 7, 2017. 8 Replies

Has anyone here ever had any Laser cutting done? I have a couple of ideas that I would like to use Laser cut peices for. Any suggestions?Continue

Intruduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Ford Oct 20, 2017. 2 Replies

I am new to CBN. I have been a woodworker for years and have built several dulcimers previous to building CBGs. That experience made shifting to guitars very easy, though there is still a lot for me…Continue

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"Nice looking CBGs, Brent! Clean and simple."
Dec 26, 2017
Dave left a comment for Martin Ford
"Thanks Martin. "
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"Very nice finish. Clean lines."
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John Matrishon replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"hey Martin, I've thought about doing a few parts as well.  Have some friends with access to one.  Oh, and I gotz mad CAD skills...man, I need to get out more...."
Nov 7, 2017
Martin Ford replied to Grandpa's discussion Grandpa builds a Bass
"Very nice. Love the Skull motif and the paint. I'd love to hear it played with a CBG. I'll stay tuned for the video. Very nice job!"
Nov 6, 2017
Martin Ford replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"If I laser cut, I think the burnt edge will actually enhance the product and I may not have to paint which will save a lot on cost.  At most, I can spray a clear sealer on the ply wood. Thanks for the suggestions."
Nov 6, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"Nope, 1/4" ply is pretty hard core... My 40W laser won't do more than 1/8".  Have you considered CNC Milling?"
Nov 5, 2017
Martin Ford commented on Hellhound Custom Built Guitars's group CBG in New England
"I am also interested in a festival or meeting in our area. I can travel anywhere in MA, NH, Southern ME. I don't have any organizing experience, but I will help in any way.  "
Nov 5, 2017
Martin Ford replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"Thanks for the reply, John. I need to cut appx 1/4 inch plywood with the widest dim at 8 1/2. the height is no more than 15 inches. sort of an "L" shape with standard curves. I think it is a fairly simple cut. Once I prove the concept I…"
Nov 5, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"Oh, depending on what you want done, I have a 40W laser cutter... :-)  "
Nov 4, 2017
Martin Ford replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"Thanks, John! Medford is just a couple of miles away from me. I have a freind who can do the drawing for me. I'll update when I find a solution. Yes, Google is my freind - I don't even remember what I did before google."
Oct 29, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"Try Laser Wood Design, 135 Mystic Ave, Medford, MA 02155 The expensive part will be setup.  Can you provide workable electronic drawings?  That will save you a lot of $.    There are online services, too... Google is your…"
Oct 29, 2017
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"Thanks for the positive feedback, John, Jerry, and Andy. I enjoy the building so much. Every time I hear the first notes of one, I love it."
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"Very modern, clean and classy."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
12 CBGs and several dulcimers.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I have played six string for many years, though not very well. CBGs opened up a whole new aspect of playing. The building satisfies my need to make something and to be creative. I strive for a high level of craftsmanship in my work. The best thing about building a CBG is that moment when you hear it for the first time; its' magic.

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At 9:53pm on November 20, 2017, Dave said…

Thanks Martin. 

 
 
 

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