Dakota Red Strat!Read More
It has been a while since my last blog entry, and I do hope everyone is doing well in this crazy world we live in….
Nothing that much more going on on this end, other than I have been busy with various projects, and my CNC machine has been doing some stellar work. I recently finished a ’62 fender Strat, which I decided to paint in Dakota Red (couple of pics below). It came out pretty awesome. Body is Adler, and the neck maple. Guitar was entirely modeled in F360 (do not worry, I am still a Solidworks user) and as a twist, I decided to also machine it, using the integrated F360 CAM processor! Well it worked out OK, but I will be honest in saying that I missed some of the toolpaths in Mastercam….but let me tell you, F360 is a VERY capable CAM package! All in one, can not beat that! If you have not seen the Youtube video (done a while back) go check it out! I also decided top finish this one in waterbase clear, which I have to say, came out pretty good! I needed to get used to working with a waterbase finish, but once I did, I am not sure I am going back to Nitro (unless I am aiming for a very vintage look…). So far, it is holding out very well, and there were no issues….
Other than that, I have been putting the router to good use, machine some parts for a 3D printer I am building, as well as a Virtual Pinball Machine build, which is just about done….
Hoping everyone is staying safe, and using the time to build some amazing Instruments! (or anything else….)